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ELMS COLLEGE ARCfflVES 

291 SPRINGFIELD ST. 
CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 



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in 2013 



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SENIOR ANNUAL 



of 



COLLEGE OF 
OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 

Chicopee, Massachusetts 



Class of 1940 



FOREWORD 



Every tree, brought to maturity by the skilled and 
tender care of the cultivators, should bring forth verdant 
foliage. To the class of 1940 the pages of Elmata bear 
testimony of the flourishing maturity of four years' growth 
in the spacious and hallowed grove of the College of Our 
Lady of the Elms. Elmata is the story of that part of our 
life which we recall "with a strange feeling that we have 
not deserved the blessing that came to us then." Lest time 
should dim the memory of these blessed days, we have 
storied herein upon the leaves of Elmata the friends, the 
scenes and the life we have so much treasured at the 
College of Our Lady of the Elms, but at times we have 
been confronted with our inability to catch and reproduce 
many of the higher values which we intimately feel and 
appreciate. However it is the fervent hope of the Senior 
Class that the reader will find Our Lady's grove attractive 
and inviting. May the leaves of Elmata afford him, as it 
were, a refreshing and welcome shade wherein he may 
wish to linger. 



EDITOR-IN-CHIEF M.iry T. Dolan 

BUSINESS MANAGER Virginia A, Adams 



CONTENTS 



Night and the grove 
is clothed in white. 

The story of the grove 
is fondly dedicated. 

The Sower of the Seed 

That good ground upon 

which the seed has 
fallen 

The Cultivators divinely 
missioned to labor therein. 

The Crop of 1940 

Individual Characteristics 

Allied Species 

Kindred Species 

Tiny Saplings 

Four Years a-growing 

The Season for transplanting 

Whisperings of the Elms 

Treasure laden roots 

First hiheritors of the grove 

Records of the Grove 





'Behold, a Sower ivent forth to soiv. 



DEDICATION 



His Excellency 

THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS MARY O LEAKY, D.D. 
Bishop of Springhcld, Founder and President ol" our 
College of Our Lady of the Elms 

"Ami the Soiier went joith to .\ou' His .wed . . ." 

To you, your Excellency, perhaps even more than to us, the culmuuit:on 
of our four shortest, gladest years at the College of O'j.r Lady of the Elms is 
a joy and a hope. A joy that anothc; sapling, sprouted from the tiny seed 
you have sown in the fertile soil of cur spacious campus has grov/n to maturity 
and been transplanted in a far greater and more spacious estate — the v/orld 
and its life. A hope that this sturdy Elm will draw unto the shelter of its 
extending branches, souls that are eager to begin life and souls weary of life — 
there to imbibe the luscious and strengthening sap of Catholic principles and 
standards. 

Our Lady of the Elms has offered us a Catholic Education — the rich 
endowment of Our Holy Mother the Church. Today, we carry away with us, 
something that even time cannot take frcim us. From our registration day to 
our commencement v.e have been taught Catholic action in a practical way. 
We thus feel ourselves adequately prepared to make our lives the living 
accomplishment of the command of Christ — "Go forth and teach all nations, 
whatsoever I have commanded you." We have put forth our best efforts and 
have always found encouragement for our wavering steps. 

In loving appreciation and sincere gratitude we dedicate this, the 1940 
edition of the Elmata to you, our devcncd and loving Father. May we your 
children, never lessen the pride we hope you feel in us today. 





His Exce/leiwy 

THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS MARY O'LEARY, D.D. 
BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 




'Shaded by graceful elms that spread 
Their verdurous canopy overhead." 




CHAPEL 



'And I hare felt a Pyeseiice that disturbs me trith the joy of 
elevated thoughts." 



"Calm benedictions of the gleam — forsooth 
All lightless to the world — invest these halls, 
And, cruciform, on thee a shadow falls. 
And names thy daughters one with Esther and Rii'.h." 



ROTUNDA 





LIBRARY 
WINDOW 



"And storied ivindotvs richly dight, 
Casting a dim religions light." 



. . furnished all abroad to fling 
The ivinged shafts of truth 

To throng with stately blooms the breathing spring 
Of Hope and Youth." 



VERITAS 
AUDITORIUM 




"A house of dreams untold." 





"The blessing of the house is contentment ." 



RECEPTION ROOM 



"to lounge in 
graceful 

attitudes." 




"co)ite}it 

That makes the table's merr'niieiit. 



RECEPTION ROOM 




"The glory of 
the house is 
hospitality." 



"Go you also into My vineyard.' 




With these words the Divine Sower 
summoned His laborers. The same 
call has sounded out clearly and un- 
mistakably for the cultivators of Our 
Lady's Grove. They have entered 
in and there they are zealously labor- 
ing, planting those seeds of justice 
and truth which we trust will mature 
and ripen unto eternity. 



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OUR FACULTY 




Blessings be with them, 
and eternal praise 

Who gave us nobler loves 
and nobler cares 

Our reverend Faculty! 
who made us heirs 

Of truth by precepts 
and examples' ways. 



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REV. JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., PH. D. 

Vice-President 



. JEREMIAH P. SHEEHAN, D.D.L. 
Chaplain — Professor of Religion 




REV. GEORGE A. SHEA, S.T.D., PH. D. 

Professor of Philosophy 




MISS KATHERINE V. LONG, B.S. 
Director of Physical Education 




MISS MARY E. GARST, A.B., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 



SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH 



To the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the teaching Sisters of our College, we owe a great 
debt of gratitude. We would express to them our appreciation and pay them loving 
tribute, and we find no more fitting way than to devote these pages of our Elmata to 
honor their congregation and one of its holy founders. 

The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, in our day so flourishing, and 
so helpful to Church and society in every quarter of the globe, has had a double origin: 
the one before, the other after the Revolution of 1789. That revolutionary cyclone 
which overthrew the very pillars of the sanctuary respected not this humble Congrega- 
tion, but assailed and dispersed it together with a host of other grand and holy institu- 
tions, the offspring of faith and charity; only a few scattered remnants found refuge 
in the mountains of Velay in southern France. In the design of Providence, the Superior 
of that little community was the Nehemias who was to reconstruct, or rather, refound 
the second Congregation of Saint Joseph on the ruins of the first. As Nehemias, after 
the destruction of the Holy City, placed the sacred fire in a cistern where it was extin- 
guished in the slime, so during the revolutionary tempest which destroyed the religious 
houses of France, the spirit of the Congregation of Saint Joseph was to be hidden in 
the heart of the Superior of Ministrol, not indeed to become extinct, but to shine forth 
pure and resplendent when God should arise and bid the waves, "Be still." 

She, of whom we speak, was the Reverend Mother Saint John Fontbonne, a soul 
at once grand and simple, prudent and gentle; a soul whom God, according to the 
sacred simile, had fashioned unto a strong and solid ship that should bear its precious 
cargo safe and unharmed, through its voyage over a rough and tempestuous ocean. 

The world is too often aware of its sinners, it is rarely interested in its saints. But our 
common imagination is captured when one who was once educated by the Sisters of 
Saint Joseph becomes ready for beatification ; our admiration and our interest are equally 
claimed by Reverend Mother Saint John Fontbonne. 



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REVEREND MOTHER ST. JOHN FONTBONNE 




REVEREND MOTHER ST. JOHN FONTBONNE 
Restorer after the Revolution 

OF THE dispersed CONGREGATION OF THE 

Sisters of St. Joseph 
Foundress of the Mother-House at Lyons 

AND 

first Superior General 

Jeanne Fontbonne was born on the third of Marcli 1759, at Bas-en-Basset, a little 
town in the south of France. She was the youngest child of Michael Fontbonne and 
Jeanne Theillere, a couple as remarkable for the depth of their Christian faith as for 
their true and solid piety. Of the four children, there remained at home only the two 
younger, Jeanne and Marguerite. In these two were centered all the hopes and wishes 
of their fond parents, of whose declining years they seemed destined to be the support 
and consolation. Whether at home or abroad, with kinsfolk or with strangers, Jeanne 
possessed great ascendency over others and won for herself extraordinary esteem. Her 
sister Marguerite especially, looked up to her with the dii?erential affection usually 
accorded the older sister. 

When old enough to attend school, the two girls were confided to the care of the 
Sisters of Saint Joseph at Bas, which community was under the care of two of Michael 



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Fontbonne's sisters, Mother Saint Francis, Superior, and Sister Mary of the Visitation, 
Mistress of Novices. Here, Jeanne, ever cheerful and joyous in temperament, was the 
soul of her class exercises and enjoyments, and such was her influence that her com- 
panions used to make her the referee of their little disputes. 

After some time the girls were sent to complete their education at the boarding 
school of the Sisters of Saint Joseph at Le Puy in which were brought up the children 
of the principal families of the surrounding country. Jeanne's superiority in intellect 
and virtue, and that rare good sense which seemed her dominant characteristic, exerted 
at Le Puy an indescribable charm. 

Their education completed, the young girls returned to the bosom of their family, 
and such was their holy and edifying demeanor that it was remarked by the whole 
parish. They would rise early to assist at Holy Mass, help with the housework, and 
then during the course of the day go to their aunts' convent to hear spiritual readings. 
The convent life appealed to the two children, but they feared to make known their 
desire to enter religion lest their parents should suffer great anguish. However, the pious 
parents were not wholly ignorant of what was passing in the souls of their children and 
Madame Fontbonne discussing the matter with her husband, expressed the hope that God 
would not call upon them to sacrifice their darling Jeanne. 

On the Feast of Saint Joseph, 177S, a reception and profession of more than ordinary 
solemnity and edification were held at the convent, at which Jeanne and Marguerite 
were present. His Excellency de Gallard, Bishop of Le Puy, who presided at the 
ceremony, struck by the piety of the girls, told Mother Saint Francis that they would 
one day become religious. She replied that such was their most earnest desire, whereupon 
the Bishop interviewed the two girls. Speaking afterwards of Jeanne, he said, "Train 
that child most carefully for she is destined to be, one day, the light and glory of your 
congregation." 

Bishop de Gallard had not visited Bas merely to preside at the religious ceremony. 
He revealed to Mother Saint Francis his intention to found at Ministrol, a little town in 
Haute-Loire, a community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph for which he had chosen her as 
superior. The Bishop also asked her to bring with her several of her sisters and her 
two nieces; and so on July 1, 1778, at which time Jeanne was nineteen years old, the 
Sisters left Bas. 

At Ministrol, Bishop de Gallard received them with the kindness of a father. 
The fame of Mother Saint Francis' sanctity had preceded her and parents esteemed 
themselves happy in confiding to her their children. Many young ladies of the city 
petitioned for entrance into the community, and the new novitiate opened by Mother 
Saint Francis, increased rapidly. Marguerite and Jeanne Fontbonne were veritable orna- 
ments of that novitiate, in which their fervor took new and admirable growth. Both 
received the holy habit in 1779, but, as records of the place were burned during the 

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French Revolution, the precise date of their reception or profession is not known. 
Bishop de Gallard presided at the ceremony, giving Marguerite the name of Sister Saint 
Teresa and Jeanne, that of Sister Saint John. 

Having been placed some time later at the head of the schools at Ministrol, Sister 
Saint John displayed qualities that won for her the love and veneration of her pupils 
and their families. So great was her success and so fervent her desire for virtue and 
holiness that the Bishop of Le Puy appointed her superior to succeed her aunt whom 
he was sending back to Bas. 

The premonitory symptoms of the Revolution began to appear and grew daily more 
threatening. The new superior of Ministrol was destined to meet and heroically resist 
its attacks in which many of the stones even of the sanctuary were to be broken. The 
year 1789, the fatal epoch of the Revolution broke on an unhappy France. Having over- 
thrown the Church, the Revolution sought to replace her and exercise her powers, in 
which view, it formed the infamous "Civil Constitution of the Clergy." Declared 
obligatory on the fourth of January 1791, it was imposed on the clergy under penalty 
of deprivation of all salary to be followed by deportation, exile or death. Like his 
venerable colleagues, the Bishop of Le Puy refused the impious oath and suffered exile 
as a result. 

The revolutionists, in mad hatred turned then against the congregations of religious, 
especially that of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. For sometime they tried in vain to separate 
the community or to weaken the strong tie which united every member of the community 
and their beloved superior. Realizing, at length, that the tempest of such an uprising 
was not likely to abate, and dreading for her daughters inexpressible misfortunes. Mother 
Saint John advised them to seek shelter for the time being in the bosom of their families. 
Mother Saint John, however, with Sister Teresa and Sister Martha remained at her 
threatened and dangerous post despite the tears of her aged father, who begged her to 
seek safety beneath the paternal roof. At last the dreaded hour arrived. An infuriated 
mob besieged Saint Joseph's Convent, broke open the doors and forced into the street 
the three religious, taking possession of the establishment in the name of the Commune. 
At first sheltered by some pious persons, the Sisters later found means to return to their 
father's house where they made for themselves a solitude, another convent of Saint Joseph. 

Meanwhile, the fury of the Revolution, far from abating was ever on the increase; 
and with the triumph of the Convention and Robespierre, the late superior of Ministrol 
and her sister became the objects of search. A price was even set upon their heads and 
their retreat was discovered. It was not long before the victims were torn from the arms 
of their father, handcuffed, loaded with chains and thrown into prison of Saint Didier, 
there to await the sentence of death. 

After a long detention, in the course of which they had seen many of their fellow- 
prisoners summoned to the scaffold, the executioners entered their cell one evening to 



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notify them to be ready on the morrow, for it would be their turn. Trembhng with joy 
and not with terror, they responded, "Deo gratias!" Thus prepared with lamps aflame 
with the light of faith and love, those wise virgins eagerly awaited the coming of the 
Bridgegroom, that with Him they might enter into the wedding feast of the Lamb. 
Suddenly the door was thrown open. Starting to their feet, they were preparing to go 
forth to that scaffold which they regarded as the stepping stone to Heaven, when they 
heard the words: "Citizens, you are free. Robespierre has fallen; your chains are 
broken." Thus snatched from the chains of the revolutionary tiger, and freed, to their 
regret, from their chains, the religious returned to the bosom of their family. 

When peace was returned to the Church of France, and the hour had dawned for 
the reopening of the sacred temples and the re-enkindling with the lamps of the sanctuary 
the torch of the religious life. Mother Saint John possessed within herself, living and 
pure, that flame which was to enlighten and adorn the reconstructed Congregation of 
the Sisters of Saint Joseph. She was, to use the expression of the Sisters of Saint Joseph 
in America, "the vessel of election, preordained by God for the re-establishment of the 
Congregation." 

After twelve years of prayer and tears, the longed-for moment came. In 1807 
Mother Saint John with her sisters were recalled to Saint Etienne in Forez but it was 
not until the following year that the fervent community could lay aside the secular dress 
so regretfully worn, and be invested with the habit of the former Congregation of the 
Sisters of Saint Joseph. Time was not long before Mother Saint John was able, with 
the aid of the worthy parish priest, to purchase from the revolutionary proprietor her 
former convent, the cherished home of her early religious life. 

Meanwhile, in proportion as the Congregation became more numerous and extended, 
whether at Saint Etienne, Lyons or other places more or less distant, it encountered many 
diflficulties and found itself in varied and trying circumstances. 

The necessity of forming these scattered convents into a strongly constituted body 
was speedily felt. There was but one way to effect this: to found a Mother House 
which should be at once the head and the bond of union for all the convents; and, for 
the same reason, it became necessary to choose a Mother Superior-General. 

Lyons seemed a most natural and fitting center whence should radiate the various 
establishments of the great religious organization that the Congregation was to become. 
Mother Saint John was chosen as the Mother Superior-General and was accordingly sum- 
moned by the diocesan authority to Lyons, after nine years of labor and trials at Saint 
Etienne. She arrived there on July 13, 1816 with a party of fervent religious who were 
afterwards joined by several sisters from the house at Ministrol. 

Thus like a tree that flourished in rich and fertile soil the Mother House at Lyons 
continued every year to strike its roots more deeply, while it developed new and vigorous 
branches whose delightful shade and delicious fragrance attracted numbers of souls eager 



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to contract their spiritual nuptials under the protection of the glorious Patriarch Saint 
Joseph. Quickly throughout the continent of Europe spread the work of Mother Saint 
John Fontbonne until numerous foundations of the Congregation were established. 
Europe did not suffice for her ardent charity. In 1836, she sent six sisters to make a 
foundation at Saint Louis, Missouri. Our own foundation was the twelfth to be estab- 
lished in North America, and that, in 1880, at Saint Michael's Convent, Springfield, 
Massachusetts. 

Worn out by labor and suffering in the furtherance of God's kingdom and the 
interests of her Congregation, Mother Saint John Fontbonne on November 22, 1843, 
died at the Mother House of Lyons. With her lamp illumined with the light of heroic 
faith, and filled with the good works that have adorned her almost eighty-five years, 
she entered into the eternal feast of her Heavenly Bridegroom. 

O holy foundress. Mother dear 
Who dwelleth now in Heaven above 
Your many daughters far and near 
Are carrying on your work of love. 

Here at the Elms, they toil and pray 
Souls to win and truth to teach, 
Their words of wisdom, day by day 
Failed not, we're sure, our hearts to reach. 

So let us now in unison 
Our voices raise and sing to thee 
Dear Sisters, Mother John Fontbonne 
Our songs of love and loyalty. 



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OUR PARENTS 



The day has come at last, dear Fathers and Mothers, 
which we have awaited so long — that day made possible 
by your innumerable sacrifices in our behalf. Our grateful 
sentiments find expression in the dedication to you of this 
tableau of the Holy Family. What more perfect example 
of love and gratitude for parents might we find than that 
of Christ for His parents, Mary and Joseph.' 

The gospel tells us that "He went down to Nazareth 
and was subject to them." In this way He lived His private 
life, performing well His every duty in the service of His 
Holy Father under the guidance of His foster parents. 
Regretfully at the age of thirty He left the shelter of their 
little home in Nazareth and went forth to win by teaching 
and example many souls to the Fold. His Heart and Spirit 
remained there, grateful to the last for parental love and 
protection. 

Today, after these years of private life — years which 
have been blessed with happy memories and loveliest hopes 
— we step forth into our public life. We too will go forth 
in the footsteps of Our Blessed Saviour and try to win by 
our example, many souls for Him. Like Him, we too, dear 
parents, will remain with you in spirit, enjoying your every 
happiness and praying that our success will justify the pride 
and hopes in us which you have cherished these many years. 



Irnata 

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'And He went doivn to Nazareth 
and was subject to them" 




Here we stand, the crop of 19-40. A rich and worthy crop we Hke 
to think. Each of the twenty-seven species has its own individual hnes 
and contours which are briefly sketched in the following pages. May the 
world into which we are to be transplanted recognize besides in each one 
of us those special characteristics which should distinguish every product of 
Our Lady of the Elms. 




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Sr. Anita Maria, S.S.J. 
Sr. Helen Maria, S.S.J. 
Sr. Joseph Anne, S.S.J. 



Sr. Regina Dolores, S.S.J. 
Sr. Saint Barbara, S.H.G. 
Sr. Teresa Daniel, S.S.J. 



CLASS OFFICERS 

President Deborah Clancy 
Vice-President Dorothy Clifford 
Secretary Acnes Gully 
Treasurer Margaret Meehan 



CLASS COLORS Purple and Silver 
CLASS FLOWER Sweet Pea 



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VIRGINIA AGNES ADAMS 



Housatonic, Mass. 

"The mildest maiineis iiilh the braveu mind." 

"Gina" — our strongest claim to genius — "savante" of variegated species of litera- 
ture. Her culture shows itself in her keen appreciation of hne readings and her desires 
to explore the wonders of the Art Museum. Gina always knows of the best books just 
off press and of the best old ones. She so absorbs herself in reading that she is completely 
unaware of bells and is in a world of words. An enthusiastic love of her Berkshire Hills 
accounts perhaps for her practice of long, brisk walks. Gina sets a terrific, though seem- 
ingly unhurried pace, with an astonishing ease and dignity. She is very affectionate and 
lavishes her friends with sturdy love, soothing sympathy and understanding. She has 
something akin to shyness which betrays itself in that endearing quality of blushing and 
which makes her "Gina" — tender-hearted, loyal and lovable. 

Sodality; Class President 1, 2; Elmata, Business Manager; Chuchotements Staff 4; Glee Club; 
Dramatic Club; Social Action Club, President; Metaphysical Club, President 3; Le Cercle Frangais; 
Athletic Association; Debating Society. 



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KATHERINE FRANCES BRESNAHAN 

Uxbridge, Mass. 



"Laugh and the norld laughs with you." 

"Everybody out. It's quarter of seven" — a familiar call from a familiar voice. 
"Kay" Bresnahan is in action again, performing her regular role as official alarm clock 
for her less energetic classmates. The fact that "Kay" has come to us from the some- 
vi^hat country town of Uxbridge has been the source of constant teasing, but "Kay" has 
taken it all in the good natured way one would expect from her optimistic personality. 
Yes, "Kay" is a real optimist — always seeking the silver lining behind the gray cloud. 
On the road of life, "Kay" we set you forth, thanking you for the rays of sunshine you 
have scattered amongst us. To you our only advice is. never lose your optimistic view 
of life for with it you'll go ever so far. 

Sodality; Glee Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club; Dramatic Club. 



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RITA MARY BURKE 

Springfield, Mass. 

"Graceful and useful all she does 
Blessing and blest where'er she goes." 

Although Rita seems quiet and of a retiring nature, be not deceived, for under her 
unassuming manner is the real Rita, humorous, genial and worth knowing. She has 
a most refreshing and original sense of humor, combined with a graciousness of manner 
which has made us take her so much to our hearts. Rita has a decided ability for 
mathematics, in which she is a beacon-light in shedding light upon most difficult theories. 
She is a faithful friend, a true comrade and one who does her utmost to promote the 
welfare of her class. In Rita is combined the quality of sincerity with an eager desire 
to help and comfort others. Never have we known Rita to refuse the slightest favor, 
and we are confident that the future will find her ever faithful to her high ideals. 
In bidding you farewell, Rita, we say in all sincerity, "God-speed and may all the success 
that life holds in store be yours." 

Sodality; Glee Club; Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Tickets; Dramatic Club; Social Action 
Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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MARION ADRIAN CANTWELL 

Chicopee, Mass. 



"Bui a smooth and steadjast mind 
Gentle thoughts, and calm desires." 

Quite a complex personality is Marion. Poised, reserved, nonchalant, dignified, a 
dash of vivacity, plus a calm, gracious manner and a serene outlook on life. Marion 
has been a confidante to many a senior in distress, as well as a true and loyal friend. 
Equally gifted in other fields, Marion has a most original flair for designing; on the 
roller skating rink she presents a charming picture of grace and beauty. She also takes 
keen delight in the intricacies of math where her logical mind succeeds in solving new 
and difficult problems. May happiness and good fortune accompany you, Marion, on 
the highroad of life. 

Sodality; Senior Prom Committee, Decorations; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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AGNES MARTINA CASSIDY 

Holyoke, Mass. 

"A countenance in which did meet 
Street records, promises as sweet." 

A rare combination of beauty and brains is this golden-haired, blue-eyed Irish lassie 
with the spontaneous gaiety and friendliness so characteristic of her. There is in her a 
winning quality of elfin charm and innate sweetness, tempered with a mirth-provoking 
sense of humor. Keenly interested in dramatics, Agnes lightly pursued her thespian 
career until Junior Year, when lo and behold, came her never to be forgotten role of 
the memorable Mrs. Hemingway. Choral singing is Agnes' delight, and about it she 
waxes long and eloquently. The mere performance of her daily duties would involve 
the venturesome Agnes in the most exciting experiences. We predict a bright and 
happy future for this gifted and intelligent girl and in saying adieu we know success 
will surely be hers. 

Sodality; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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DEBORAH MARIE CLANCY 

Springfield, Mass. 

"Poised and di^snified is she 
Yel full of jiin as she can he." 

Our first impression of you, Deborah, is of seriousness and dignity, but, because of 
your faculty for making friends easily, we were in your company only a short time when 
we felt like old friends. Interested in us as individuals as well as a class, you have 
manifested your ability to secure the cooperation of us all and therefore the success of 
your undertakings. Ycur reassuring smile and encouraging word have made you an ever 
popular source of sunshine. When we think of you, Deborah, there will come to our 
minds your perfect poise and calm reserve — those qualities we have so admired in you, 
these many little things that make you YOU. You have succeeded in making us all 
your friends by being a friend to all of us. 

Sodality; Class Treasurer 1, 2; President 3, 4; Glee Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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DOROTHY CECELIA CLIFFORD 

Northampton, Mass. 



"Friendly she is. and cheerful all the while 
We all have felt the sunshine of her smile." 

Dottie — winsome, sweet and decidedly cute. She takes life with a nonchalance that 
just breezes over difficulties. Hear her sigh of "just made it" as the conductor glimpses 
her petiteness coming into view and yells "All aboard." This little drama has been 
enacted every morning for the past four years. Dorothy grins as she says "Don't know 
how I made it this morning!" She and Fitzie are inseparable and are often the laten" 
causes of the mischievous pranks that throw the Study Hall into uproarious laughter. 
Dottie is active and proficient in riding, skating, tennis, and swimming. She is the type 
of a college girl whom a freshman would point out saying, "I hope that girl in the yellow 
angora sweater — the one with the quirk in her smile — will pick me as her Freshman 
sister. She seems so happy, friendly, and natural." 

Sodality; Class Vice-President 2, 3, 4; Junicir Prom Committee, Chairman of Publicity; Senior Prom 
Committee, General Chairman; Elmata Staff, Art Editor; Dramatic Club, Secretary 2, 3, 4; Classical 
Club, Secretary 2; La Cone Castellana; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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FRANCES ANICETA DECKER 

South Deerfield, Mass. 



"Nor know ue anything so fair 
As is the smile upon thy face." 

Laughing, blue-eyed Zate; charming, gay and friendly; an individual without whom 
the Senior Class would well have been lost. She is a most capable and competent worker. 
Her efficiency and dependability were evidenced in the adept way she, as general chair- 
man, directed the Junior Prom. Zate's interests are many and diversified ; a keen student 
of the sciences, a lover of the arts, an outstanding supporter of all social events. In all 
things, Zate is loyal and true, ever ready to lend a helping hand. It is these qualities 
which have so endeared her to us. Success and happiness will truly be yours, Zate, and 
our sincere wishes go with you in your journey through life. 

Sodality; Junior Prom Committee, General Chairman; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Meta- 
physical Club; Athletic Association. 



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ANNA RUTH DINNEEN 

Holyoke, Mass. 

"Gentle, brave and strong of uiU." 

We who know Ruthie certainly can vouch tor the wisdom of the ancient proverb 
that good things come in small packages. Ruthie — quiet, steady, unobtrusive and 
calm — has pursued her unostentatious way in a manner deserving of commendation. 
Dependability is one of Ruth's greatest virtues and any committee upon which she serves 
can be sure of an energetic and tireless worker. Tending toward the Sparten type, 
Ruthie has an extraordinary courage which helps her meet life with steadiness and con- 
stancy. With your courage and ability you are ready to face life, Ruthie, and to obtain 
from it the best it has to offer. 

Sodality; Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club, Vice-President 2. 



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MARY THERESE DOLAN 

Worcester, Mass. 



"Our Mary is a girl of priceless worth 
Who well deserves the sweetest name of earth." 

Meet the editor ! And what an ideal editor she has proved herself to be — gentle, 
sympathetic, yet clever and original. Under her deft hand materialize individual draw- 
ings and creative handicraft. As editor, Mary has had to apply her talent for writing, 
her originality of ideas, her patience, and definitely, not the least, her ability to shoulder 
"it" — in this case "it" is hard work. We almost dubbed her the hound of harried 
writers for she would pounce on us with "Your articles will be due in two days." 
This was just an expression of her unspoken, innate code — "Do something and finish it 
well." She does naturally what later forms the words: "What a beautiful thing to do," 
for she practices the virtues of kindness and unimpeachable integrity, and is all in all a 
true Catholic devoted to the highest ideals. 

Sodality; Science Club, Secretary 1; Glee Club, Secretary 1; Elmata Staff, Editor-in-Chief; Dramatic 
Club; Debating Club; Le Cercle Frangais; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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CATHERINE CECELIA DOUGHERTY 

Easthampton, Mass. 

"She has a mind tvhich happily blends 
Graver sense and jancies lighler." 

Your classmates have found you, Catherine, one of the quieter girls of the class. 
Your friends have found in you a genuine warmth and a sparkling wit. But by no 
means have you been a solemn person. You delight your companions by your sudden 
changes of mood and show them that the well-poised young lady you are can readily 
become, on short notice, a fun-loving comrade ready for a good time. Your genial com- 
pany, your quiet friendliness, your gentle humor, and your unfailing courtesy have always 
attracted us to your side. The Classical Club will most certainly miss you, Kay, — you our 
most enthusiastic and zealous Latin scholar. If our predictions are true, Kay, success 
awaits you in whatever you undertake. 

Sodality; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club; Classical Club. 



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MARY ROSE DURNIN 

North Adams, Mass. 



"Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others." 

When we think of you, Mary Rose, we shall remember gratefully your service to 
the sodality, your willingness to help, your dependability. You hold your unique place 
among us just by being yourself, more free from affectation than anyone we know. 
Yours is the quality of genuineness. You are what psychologists call a dual personality. 
We've seen you often in a serious mood, a student grave and thoughtful. We've looked 
again and you were laughing, impetuous, gay. Two contrasting sides — yet, both are you, 
friendly, dependable, sincere. We've learned that you are one in whom we may com- 
pletely place our trust knowing it is safe. Loyal, honest, tolerant and kind, you've shown 
us that you are a real friend. We shall remember you as one who was never too busy 
to be pleasant, nor too concerned with self to help others. May your future be bright, 
Mary Rose, and may it afford you the opportunity to communicate to others your high 
ideals and uncompromising principles. 

Sodality, Secretary 2, Vice-Prefect 3, Prefect 4; Le Cercle Frangais; La Corte Castellana; Glee Club; 
Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Athletic Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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CATHERINE ANNE FITZGERALD 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



''Eyes that dance uith life's delight. 
Lips that smile, dispelling might." 

Step aside, Old Man Gloom, because here comes Catherine and bubbling, spon- 
taneous laughter. Catherine is always trying to smooth out some topsy-turvy predicament 
in which she is involved. It you've never heard her telling about such predicaments, 
you've never heard a side-splitting story. She is unperturbed and matter-of-fact about 
such things as blithely calling up the young gentleman the night before the dance. It's a 
familiar sight — which casts doubts on the law of gravity — to see a bike careening onto 
the campus with Catherine's unconcerned holding of balance. Her middle name is fun, 
for she's always sure to be in the midst of pranks — being probably the best model on 
the campus for Grapenuts Energy Ad. 'Where Catherine is there you have an infectious 
laugh, an irrepressible good humor, and a merry philosophy of life. 

Sodality; Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Programs and Favors; Dramatic Club; Social Action 
Club; Metaphysical Club; Classical Club, Treasurer 2; La Corte Castellana. 



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JULIA ALICE FLAHIVE 

Florence, Mass. 



"She looked on life with candid eyes 
Which shone with depths untold." 

Julie is one of those quiet though really grand people — the type you feel proud to 
consider your friend. If you were merely a casual acquaintance of Julie, you would 
say that she was a decidedly important person in her own group of friends, well-liked 
and thoroughly enjoyable, with a bounteous supply of good humor and wit to contribute 
to the gathering. But if you were one of Julie's really intimate friends you would have 
much more to say as we know who have been Julie's friends, and really good friends 
for four years. One of the things we like best about Julie is her always-the-sameness. 
No matter where you meet her, her pleasant, tranquil dispostion is always evident. 
No matter how depressed or worried you feel, Julie can always think of something to 
say that will make things seem much better. Her sense of humor has been of inestimable 
value to us and we've always found her a grand person to know. Looking forward to 
meeting you at O. L. E. reunions is a pleasure, Julie. 

Sodality; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club. 



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HELEN LOUISE GORMAN 

Pittsheld, Mass. 

"Wilh malice toii\irds none, with charity for all, 
\Y'ith firmness in the right, as God giies her to see right." 

When first we met Helen we thought her a very quiet, retiring person, just a Httle 
shy. And then, quite suddenly, we realized that she wasn't quiet nor retiring. In fact 
we realized that she was full of vivacity and new ideas, and with that, a personality that 
charmed us. We're certain that the under-classmen will substantiate our assertions about 
Helen's vigorous spirit, because they have engaged in many a desperate struggle with our 
class on the basketball court, while Helen played an indefatigable and undefeatable 
forward. As proof, we recall the fact that the class of '40 has won the basketball 
tournament for four years. Athletic prowess is not Helen's only accomplishment. She 
has served her class well in innumerable capacities. Why, we've even bestowed upon 
her the title of "Honorary Perker-Up of the Class of '40" because Helen has been so 
valuable in cheering us up in those dear, dark pre-exam days. We're wishing you all 
kinds of luck, Helen. 

Sodality; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Refreshments; Glee Club, Secretary 4; Dramatic 
Club; Social Action Club, Secretary -4; Metaphysical Club, Vice-President 3; Athletic Association; 
A cappella Choir. 

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AGNES GULLY 

Worcester, Mass. 



"Beauty, truth and rarity 
Grace in all simplicity." 

Any affair, Agnes, which vcu guide is a success from the beginning because you 
possess those assets which make the social leader — sociability, poise and intelligence. 
Your skill in the athletic field has proved the truth of the familiar adage, "Appearances 
are deceiving." You are a combination of gaiety and seriousness, for in our happy 
gatherings your presence always lent zest and fun. In your more serious moments, you 
were a true confidante. Because of your power of rapid concentration you have always 
been able to accomplish much and afford yourself time for wandering in the realms 
of Orpheus. You will always live in cur hearts, Agnes, as the girl who had the right 
philosophy of life, — "Life can be beautiful." 

Sodality; Glee Club; Metaphysical Ciub, Secretar)' 3; Class Secretaiy, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club; 
Le Cercle Frangais, Secretary 2, Vice-President 3, President 4; Athletic Association; Social Action 
Club; La Corte Castellana. Secretar)' 4; Elmata Staff. 



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CATHERINE LORRAINE HORAN 

Worcester. Mass. 

"God mude the birds to sing for Him M djun. 
God m.ide her toice — that voice for which ue long." 

Do we need to introduce Lorraine? You must h.ive met her at the Holv Cross 
Concert, or at Alumnae affairs in Springlield. or — why, of course, you all met her at the 
Christmas concert when she was the joUiest Santa we have ever had. Lorrame came to 
us in 1936 with an abundance cf natural talents — her singing voice, her speaking voice, 
her incredible vocabulary, her extensive experience in debating and her splendid cultural 
background, both specific and general. VC'ith these as assets, she began her college career, 
and for four years we ve watched these talents develop and find their completion in a 
true college senior. During their development, these talents were expended on innumer- 
able occasions for us, as a class, and as a school. Her personal enthusiasm has been an 
incentive to us to join her in the various activities in which she engaged. We feel, 
Lorraine, that this enthusiasm and these natural talents will be vour bulwark in facing 
the world and an earnest of your future success. 

Sodality; Chuchotemenis Staff .t : Debating Club. Vice-President 3. President 4; Glee Club; Social 
Action Club; Metaphysical Club; Le Cercle Fran(;ais; Dramatic Club; A cappelia Choir. 



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CONSTANCE THERESE KENNEDY 

Holyoke, Mass. 



"An inborn grace that nothing lacked 
Of culture or appliance, 
The warmth of genial courtesy, 
The calm of self-reliance." 

"Connie" is the pride and joy of the class of '40. Active in every field we feel 
that Connie is a splendid representative of what a Catholic college senior should be and 
we take pride in presenting her as one of our outstanding seniors. Connie came to us in 
1936 with one great determination and objective: not to let studies interfere with her 
college career. Of course, we do not mean that Connie did not study; not at all. It is 
just that Connie early formed the habit of taking studies in her stride and still not letting 
them interfere with the numerous extra-curricula activities in which she is interested. 
She entered whole-heartedly into every school activity on her way through, and made a 
point of never missing anything. Her attractiveness has made it a temptation to us to 
give her a great many positions in which we could show her off, and well has she lived 
up to our expectations. Knowing you has been a great pleasure, Connie. Bring your 
joy and charm with you into the waiting world and your success will be assured. 

Sodality; Class Vice-President; Dramatic Club; Science Club; Metaphysical Club; Social Action 
Club; Glee Club; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Favors. 



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ANNETTE MARIE LALIBERTE 

Springfield, Mass. 

"Her eyes were deeper than the depth 
Of waters stilled at even." 

"Nan" — a combination of realism and idealism in her outlook on life, a lover of 
the beauties of nature, an admirer of Tschaikowsky. An instinctive desire for truth 
leads to a love of history which holds a subtle but tenacious fascination for her. She has 
a complex, somewhat puzzling character. Sometimes she shows herself a serious student 
— demanding the reasons for statements. Then again, she is a student of leisure — gay, 
witty and companionable. Susceptible to the moods of nature, a warm, blue sky arouses 
in her a spirit of gaiety; a gray, misty sky arouses a mingled feeling of melancholy and 
sadness. Yet when we think of her, we immediately and unconsciously associate her 
with her deep and true friendship with Zate, for here she shows herself the real Nan — a 
friend true, loyal, understanding and faithful. 

Sodality; Elmata Staff; Chucliotements Staff; Social Action Club, Vice-President 4; Metaphysical 
Club; Le Cercle Francais; Dramatic Club. 



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MARY ROSE MAGUIRE 

Clinton, Mass. 



"And if I give thee honour due, 
Mirth, admit me of thy creu\" 

Johnson really ought to invent a perpetual floor polish, one that will glow in 
defiance of crepe-soles and high heels treading towards Mary's room. Hers is the mecca 
for all classes, all sorts of discussions, all sorts of fun and stunts. For instance, take the 
elaborate ceremony by which an insignificant, bewildered turtle was transformed into a 
very distinguished Oscar I. It wasn't at all out of the regular routine to see in her room 
a yard fenced in by encyclopediae, or a row of dictionaries guarding the doorway to 
divert Oscar's roaming spirit. This devotion to Oscar was only one expression of her 
interest in science. For she has serious moments, especially when concerned about 
Sodality Bulletins, Brightside children or her activities as chairman of the Eucharistic 
Committee. Yet, above all, she is "Michael" — enthusiastic, modern, fun-loving, with a 
gift of laughing at herself. 

Sodality; Elmata Staff; Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club; 
A cappella Choir. 



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MARGARET CATHERINE MAHONEY 

Blackstone, Mass. 

"Quick of wit, warm of heart, lovable of nature." 

"Peg" — a real Irish lass worthy of her real Irish name. "Peg", lovely and uncon- 
cerned, has the air of a magazine cover suddenly come to life. Casual and nonchalant, 
"Peg" takes this serious business of living with a carefree charm which has been the 
source of marvel to her more excitable classmates. A keen sense of humor and a 
vivacious personality make "Peg's" company an asset to any group. "Peg's" objective — 
that of leading a life worthy of a Catholic educated woman — is worthy of commenda- 
tion and we extend to her our sincere hope that she attain it. 

Sodality; Glee Club; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Music; Elmata Staff; Dramatic Club; 
Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club; Le Cercle Frangais; Athletic Association; A cappella Choir. 



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MARGARET ELIZABETH MEEHAN 

Westfield, Mass. 



"She doth little kindnesses that many leave undone or despise." 

To Peg" we offer an orchid for being so thoughtful and generous. By her cheer- 
fulness, agreeableness, kindness, she has endeared herself to all and shall ever be remem- 
bered for the happiness she has scattered amongst us. In accordance with the expression, 
"you can't give what you haven't yourself," we examine "Peg" and find that she, herself, 
possesses all the qualities necessary to make her happy — love of the more beautiful things 
in life, refinement, wholesomeness, and an understanding of people. Some day you will 
visit Switzerland and dance in the 'Ballet Russe," for one who fosters the ambitions of 
others certainly must realize her own. 

Sodality; Debating Club, Treasurer 1; Glee Club, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3, President 4; 
Metaphysical Club, Secretary 2; Class Treasurer 3, 4; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais; Athletic 
Association; Social Action Club; Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Music; Chuchotements Staff. 



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MARY RUTH MORAN 

Springfield, Mass. 



"A face with gladness oterspreaJ 
Soft smiles, by human kindness bred." 

Generous, friendly, good-natured with a pair of merry, twinkling brown eyes — here 
are the characteristic qualities essentially Ruthie's own. Her famous sayings have livened 
up many a tedious hour and her smile has never failed. Ruth's well-known wit and 
contagious giggle are familiar to students and faculty alike. Most versatile in her accom- 
plishments is Ruth ; as one who knows, she is most eager in imparting knowledge about 
a certain educational institution. She can discuss its merits with great oratorical skill, 
and in its defense she is verily another Portia. Always jolly and cheerful, her mere 
presence sufficed to light up the faces of those who came seeking her comforting and 
merry company. We hope, Ruth, that all your dreams and expectations of a happy 
future will be realized when you leave the portals of O. L. E. 

Sodality; Social Action Club; Metaphysical Club; La Corte Castellana. 



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CARMEN OLGA PADILLA 

Ponce, Puerto Rico 

"Mirror of j// courtesy." 

Carmen, you are one of those persons who combine charm, poise and amiabihty. 
You will always be to us the epitome of femininity and exquisite daintiness. Your happy 
smile has given us pleasant companionship. But these qualities are but an introduction 
to your character. You proved this to us early in your first year with us for as early as 
November you were dated up to June for week-ends with your classmates. Your enviable 
excitableness over pleasant surprises which have come to you, have shown you a true 
Spanish senorita. This excitement, wending its way into examination time has never 
succeeded in interfering with the success of ycur scholastic achievements. In the future, 
may the sterling qualities of character you have manifested with us reap their due success 
in whatever field you may choose. 

Sodality; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Tickets; Dramatic Club; Social Action Club; 
Metaphysical Club; Science Club, Secretary 3, President 4; La Corte Castellana, Treasurer 1, Secre- 
tary 2, Vice-President 3, President 4; Athletic Association. 



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MARIE AGNES STONE 



Pittsheld, Mass. 

"7 have loved my jriends as I have virtue, my soul, my God." 

A light, a scribble, and there you have genius — and Marie at work. In the pro- 
duction of poetic bits Marie finds an outlet for her natural spontaneity, imagination 
and creativeness. Wherever you find an historical discussion — be it ancient, medieval 
or modern — there you find Marie. Hers is the vigorous mind which can follow an 
argument through to a logical conclusion. We admire especially in Marie her genuine- 
ness and her loyalty. These characteristics have won for her the respect of all her 
classmates and the love of her friends. Marie is an idealist and somewhat of a dreamer, 
taking pleasure in looking into the future and in musing on what it might be. May your 
dreams come true, Marie, for you well deserve that they should. 

Sodality; Debating Club; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Decorations; Glee Club; Science 
Club, Vice-President 3, Secretary 4; Dramatic Club, Vice-President ^, President 4; Social Action 
Club; Metaphysical Club; A cappella Choir. 



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MARY AGNES VENANCIO 

Newport, R. I. 



"Cute, clever, full of fun. 
She's a friend to everyone." 

To rerrember Mary will be a pleasure because she has done so much to make 
happier cur years at O. L. E. Mary has been such a good friend to us, as individuals 
and as a class. Whether one be in search of help or fun, Mary is right there. Her 
versatility in rendering aid has been invaluable, because regardless of the field in which 
the aid is required, Mary always has the solution- -whether one is trying to decide 
between a knit stitch or a purl stitch, or whether one is trying to settle a simple little 
question like transposing from four sharps to three flats. And besides finding the solu- 
tion Mary makes a point of never leaving until everythmg is straightened out. Or, if 
ycu are simply in search of fun, Mary's quiet sense of humor, her contagious giggle, 
and twinkling eyes are wonderfully conducive. Knowing you has been delightful, Mary, 
and you've left us with many happy memories. We wish you the best in your future 
undertakings. 

Sodality; Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Refreshments; Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Social 
Action Club; Metaphysical Club; A cappella Choir. 



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EX-MEMBERS 



ELEANOR DONOHOE 

Lowell, Mass. 

ELIZABETH GRIFFIN 

Springfield, Mass. 

RITA McKINNON OLSON 

Springfield, Mass. 

ANN PASQUALINI 

Springfield, Mass. 

ELEANOR SHERIDAN 
Thompsonville, Conn. 

IN MEMORIAM 

ELIZABETH GRANFIELD 

Chicopee, Mass. 
Died October 10, 1936 



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CLASS POEM 



"Way up there — high up in the clear blue sky — 
Where man would soar, forsooth but cannot dwell. 
Blithe winged songsters back and forth do fly 
And hearken now the joyful tale they tell — 
They chirp of days that seem so long ago, 
(But, verily, m years, 'tis only four) 
When tiny Elms did first begin to grow 
As coy and fair as e'er were seen before. 

At first — just tiny seedlings planted here 

But care and patience, love, devotion true 

Bestowed by those who held their charges dear 

Have made us strong for life's great tasks to do. 

As years roll by, new Elms vvill planted be — 

New joys, new hopes, new pleasures will they bring 

Within this happy, holy nursery. 

But still the birds will chirp and loudly sing. 

And they'll recall how we our laurels won. 

How we did strive and seek and yearn to be 

Like Mary, Mother mild, and her dear Son. 

And when we've reached our goal, we hope you'll see 

Our branches so outstretched and tall they reach 

The soft blue canopy of heav'n above. 

And the little birds will sing on and teach 

The secret of our growth, — faith, hope and love. 

Ruth Dinneen 



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CLASS SONG 



Farewell to thee our college 

Farewell we sing to you 

O Seat of Wisdom and Knowledge 

Forever we'll be true 

And when memories of later years 

Bring thoughts of days gone by 

Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be 

This is our promise we give to thee. 

Farewell to thee our Lady 
Our guide in ways of truth 
Our life we pledge to thee 
The symbol of our youth 
And when thoughts in later years 
Bring memories of days gone by 
Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be 
This is our promise given to thee. 

And so farewell a^rain we sing 

Midst joy and mists of tears 

Our grateful hearts to you we bring 

O solace of our fears! 

And when thoughts of college days 

Bring back lessons tried and true 

Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be 

This is our promise given to thee. 

Marie A. Stone 



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CAP AND GOWN SUNDAY 

To every college Senior that occasion upon which they are invested with the academic 
cap and gown has a great significance. To us, students at the College of Our Lady of 
the Elms, it meant that four years spent under the protecting mantle of Our Lady were 
drawing to an end. Paradoxical as it may seem, this end was to us a beginning, — the 
beginning of cur future life. The four years witnessed our growth, as it were, from 
tiny seedlings to full-grown Elmites. The Cap and Gown Day marked for us the first 
step in our actual transplantation into the waiting world. 

An academic procession from the Administration Building to the Chapel, in which 
Faculty, Seniors, and undergraduates took part, opened our simple but impressive cere- 
mony. The Reverend Harold V. Stockman, S. J., of Holy Cress College, preached the 
sermon, — so beautiful that we would like to remember forever the thoughts therein 
contained. Solemn benediction followed this inspiring discourse. The recessional was 
led by the Seniors to the Administration Building where our beloved President, the 
Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. D., held a private reception for the members 
of the Senior Class. Reverend John R. Rooney, Ph. D., Vice-President of the College, 
introduced the members of the cla.-^s to His Excellency. Following the reception the 
Seniors joined their families and friends in the gymnasium as guests of the Junior Class. 
An interesting program had been prepared, to which the A cappella Choir contributed 
several selections. 

CHAPEL PROGRAM 

Processional 

Ecce Sacerdos Steffen 
Veni Creator Gregorian 

Skrmon The Reverend Harold V. Stockman, S. J. 

SOLI-MN Bi:N1; DICTION 

Celebrant, The Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. D. 
Deacon, The Reverend John R. Rooney, Ph. D. 
Sub-Deacon, The Reverend Jeremiah P. Sheehan, D. C. L. 
Master of Ceremonies, The Reverend George A. Shea, Ph. D. 

Jtsu Rkx Admirabilis Palestrina 

O EscA ViATORUM Isaaks 

Tantum Ergo Gregorian 

pRAisi; TO Thee Sr. Mary Raphael, B. V. M. 

Recessional 



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SELECTIONS FROM THE CAP AND GOWN 

ADDRESS 

By Rfvf.kend Ha](old V. Stockman, S. J. 

Whenever, in the business of living, we pause to look over our hves whether we be 
young or old, we find them to consist mostly of a series of little milestones — events which 
stand out in our personal histories because at those times something special happened 
to us. Today, which seems the end for you, of so long a period of waiting, is such a 
milestone — the day when you are solemnly invested with the academic cap and gown. 

It is a human habit to stop a minute by the side of every milestone — to glance 
behind at that road we have so lately traveled, and to peer into the future, to gauge, 
if so we may, what shall lie before us. And today's pausing, has, I think, more than 
a casual significance, though few besides ourselves perhaps, could see it. The great 
world just outside the college door, going about its business and its pleasure and its 
round of febrile activities, would see in our meeting here, only a pretty ceremony com- 
memorative of the entrance of yet another class into its senior year. But the ceremony 



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means more than that, for the cap and gown which today you first receive are the 
symbols and badges of a new estate. They are a sign to you and all your sister students 
and all your host of relatives and friends that at length Alma Mater acknowledges you 
for her own and is proud to present you to a waiting and a critical world, as witnesses 
to her ideals, and champions of her living faith. 

A Catholic college is truly an Alma Mater — a loving mother. She is concerned 
with all your future life and she is earnest and devoted in trying to prepare you for all 
that you may meet therein. She is concerned with your future economic life and that 
you may be a success in it she tries to fit your hands skillfully to the instruments which 
others have found effective in wresting a living from the world. But she is more con- 
cerned that you may be a success in the higher life of the spirit — that is her only end 
and object. Her only justification before God and before the world is that she has 
taught you to walk in the company of our Blessed Lord until some day you are gathered 
into His arms. If she shall fail in that, no other success can redeem her failure. If you 
shall forget or lightly esteem the lessons you shall have learned here you shall have 
carried away the unsubstantial shadow of a Catholic education and left the substance 
behind you. 

The Cap and Gown exercises have much in common with the Commencement 
exercises which come at the end of the year. These are a kind of a dress rehearsal 
for the other. And those who come to address you on either occasion are frankly worried 
about those to whom they talk. We are all concerned about you, but not primarily 
about your future economic condition or your financial security. We are worried about 
your Catholic idealism, the practical practice of your faith ; we are worried about your 
moral stamina in the face of all forces which tear people away from their moorings in 
this world. Experience and the teachings of religion combine to warn us that the 
most persistent, insidious and paralyzing danger that you will face when you leave these 
halls, is the danger of spiritual deterioration. Life, as lived among the manifold dis- 
tractions in the world, is very demoralizing. The easier way is constantly beckoning. 
So Alma Mater, in this dress rehearsal of Commencement, asks you if you are ready at 
length to go before the world first of all as Catholics, as incorruptible representatives 
of the faith of God made known to us in the Catholic faith. 

It will be a tragedy if you shall leave the college and never afterwards convey in 
anyway to those meeting and dealing with you, the beauty and the desirability of the 
Catholic life you learn here and the Catholic faith you practiced. 

John the Baptist sent messengers to our Lord, to ask whether He were indeed 
the One who was to come, or must they wait for another. The world is constantly send- 
ing the same questions to representatives of the Catholic religion and culture. Our 
Lord's sole answer was, "Look at Me. Look at my life. Go and say what you have seen. " 
Could we, graduates of Catholic schools, to whom the world has a right to come, say 



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quite so simply anything like that? Our faith, we say, is paramount: we alone own the 
incomparable Pearl. We say that there is but one Saviour of mankind, and one Church, 
and that is ours. When then, the world shall ask us, and ask us it does in the inquisition 
it makes into our lives, "Are you indeed the people, are you what the world has longed 
for and is so desperately in need of — or must we seek further.-'" Can we then answer, 
"Look at us." 

Blessed by God as we are, beyond what has been given to others of our fold, can 
we say that the value of our lives is so evident? Having Mary and Holy Communion 
in our lives, is our patience, or our honor or our chastity manifestly such as the world's 
is not? Having a clear doctrine of truth and value do we bring all things unhesitat- 
ingly to that test and judge opinions and attractions in the light of our faith as others 
have no chance of doing? That is what is meant by carrying our Catholic culture and 
tradition out into the world that others may see it and come to the knowledge of the 
Father who is above us all. 

I cannot let this occasion pass, without sincerely congratulating you on your investi- 
ture today in the Cap and Gown. It is evidence that you all possess a certain solid 
worth and that you have won victories in the past, academic and moral, before which 
others have gone down. But neither can I refrain either from urging you to make fast 
before you leave here the solid basis and foundation of a truly Christian character. 
Define character as you will, call it organization of impulse or susceptibility to motive, 
or life dominated by principle, character always remains the ultimate quality which is 
the true measure of the man. 

So above all be women of a truly Catholic character. This school will feel that it 
has failed in its duty to God and to the Catholic community which fosters it, if you 
either now or hereafter give way before the current of contemporary life. You are 
perhaps closer to life now than you ever will be again. Later the world will try to 
have its way with you; it will tell you to surrender youf ideals because they are im- 
practical. It will urge you to make friends with dishonesty and indecency because lady- 
like ways have been discovered to be dishonest and indecent. But take your stand now 
on the solid rock of eternal Catholic truth before time and the competitive strain of life 
shall have corrupted you. What you have learned here is the only substantial truth. 
Discipline and temperance, justice and charity, love of man for the sake of God, — these 
are still the virtues of the Catholic tradition and culture. If you hold fast to these, your 
school will spread its blessings through all the land. If you fail, no purely human 
success you may win, can redeem your disloyalty to everything that your college stands for. 



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I 



SENIOR DIRECTORY 



ADAMS, VIRGINIA A. 
Park St., Housatonic 

BRESNAHAN, KATHERINE F. 
105 Mendon St., Uxbridge 

BURKE, RITA M. 

Ill Melha Ave., Springfield 

CANTWELL, MARION A. 

51 Casino Ave., Chicopee 

CASSIDY, AGNES M. 

10 Cottage Ave., Holyoke 
CLANCY, DEBORAH M. 

175 John.son St., Springfield 

CLIFFORD, DOROTHY 

12 Linden St., Northampton 

DECKER, F. ANICETA 

110 Sugar Loaf St., So. Deerfield 

DINNEEN, A. RUTH 

14 Claremont Ave., Holyoke 

DOLAN, MARY T. 
5 Berkeley St., Worce.ster 

DOUGHERTY, CATHERINE C. 

177 Pleasant St., Easthampton 

DURNIN, MARY ROSE 

102 Notch Road, No. Adams 

FITZGERALD, CATHERINE A. 
83 Church St., Chicopee Falls 



FLAHIVE, JULIA A. 

96 South St., Florence 

GORMAN, HELEN L. 

239 South St., Pittsfield 

GULLY, M. AGNES 

86 Jaques Ave., Worcester 

HORAN, C. LORRAINE 

7 Grout Court. Worcester 

KENNEDY, CONSTANCE T. 
30 Myrtle Ave., Holyoke 

LALIBERTE, ANNETTE M. 

53 L'pland St., Springfield 

MAGUIRE, MARY 

20 North St., Clinton 

MAHONEY, MARGARET C. 

Pleasant St., Blackstone 

MEEHAN, MARGARET E. 
15 Morris St., Westfield 

MORAN, M. RUTH 

28 Dunmoreland St., Springfield 

NORTON, BARBARA ANN 

6 Hawthorne St., Worcester 

PADILLA, CARMEN O. 

Customs House, Playa de Ponce, P. R. 

STONE, MARIE A. 

87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield 



VENANCIO, MARY A. 
Green End Ave., Newport, R. I. 



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Most closely allied to us and our 
dearest friends in the grove is the 
crop of 1942. What a bonny species! 
How dreary and desolate the grove 
would be without it! We realize it 
only too well — we who, at every 
turn, have been propped up by their 
ready cooperation and staunch sup- 
port. 



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JUNIOR CLASS 




CLASS OFFICERS 

President Constance M. Stiles 
Vice-President Helena M. Butler 
Secretary Mary M. Callahan 
Treasurer Mary L. Desmarais 

CLASS COLORS Crimson and Silver 
CLASS FLOWER American Beauty Rose 



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CLASS OF 1941 



"To you jroDi jailing hands u e ihiow the toich: be yours to hold it high." 

Our farewell to you, Juniors, and our challenge. As Seniors, you will 
have responsibilities, that you as underclassmen have never experienced. They 
were our heritage; we leave them to you. With these responsibilities, you will 
enjoy a position unique in your tour years, something you will deeply appre- 
ciate as soon as you don your caps and gowns — something almost indescribable. 
When the time arrives and it becomes necessary for you to relinquish this 
position, you will do so with sadness because you will realize that your Senior 
Year was something extra special — a year in which you felt and wanted to 
feel more like an ideal Elms girl than you ever did as a verdant Freshman, 
a gay young Sophomore, or a jolly Junior. 

We want you to know that in leaving you our wonderful heritage, we 
feel confident that you will accept it with all the enthusiasm and high hope 
with which we received it; and when you in turn pass it on, we know that 
it will have been enriched by you as a class. Your love for the Elms displayed 
during your first three years, your splendid spirit of cooperation, your high 
ideals, all give us a feeling of reassurance in passing our position and respon- 
sibilities on to you — a reassurance that our torch will be caught and held high. 
Our sincere best wishes! 



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JUNIOR JOYS 



On September 13, 1939, O. L. E. opened its stately portals to welcome its student 
body. We, the Sophomores of yesterday, were now to realize that long anticipated title 
of "upperclassmen. " In the eyes of the underclassmen whose ranks we had forsaken 
to accept our new responsibilities we were now "the Juniors"! 

September twenty-third brought with it the thrill and happiness of choosing our 
Freshman sisters — a happiness which involved the duty of guiding them along their 
little way. It was our fond and fervent hope that we would transfer to them our spirit 
of love and pride in Alma Mater. Proudly we led them to their initiation, gaily decked 
with large green bows on which were placed gold letters revealing their identity. 
Our interest in them grew day by day and enthusiastically we planned the annual Junior- 
Freshmen picnic at Van Horn Park — our own personal welcome to them. 

With a heigh-ho and a vision of the Cap and Gown reception we were to give the 
Seniors, we elected Eileen Shea general chairman of our committee. She, with the 
cooperation of her assistants, brought to a memorable close that day so significant to 
the Seniors. 

Settling down to the real spirit of study was our next concern, for quarterly exam- 
inations were looming on the not-too-far-distant horizon. Having once more weathered 
the storm successfully, we took time out to enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays. Vacation 
over, no reminder was needed to enable us to recall that we had a prom in the offing 
and committees were necessary. Our serious thinking resulted in the election of Mary 
Noonan as general chairman. She speedily organized her committees and time was not 
long before plans for this event took definite shape. 

Since there was no club or activity on the campus in which the Juniors were not 
represented, it was no unusual thing to find many Juniors taking part in the Christmas 
party. Several were found on the committees for arrangements ; still others were num- 
bered among the members of the Glee Club; and Mary de Paul Power took her place 
among the soloists. The honor of portraying Our Blessed Mother in the Nativity play 
fell to Rita Mulcahy, whose ability in dramatic productions has added to the glory of 
the Junior Class. 

January thirteenth found us welcoming many of our friends to the Pre-Lenten 
Bridge and Tea, the purpose of which was to help defray prom expenses. A success in 
every aspect, this enjoyable afternoon was sufficient reward to the co-chairmen, Margaret 
Riley and Mary O'Connor, for the efforts they had expended. 

On our return from mid-semester holidays, our attention was turned almost entirely 
to the on-coming Junior prom — really and truly ours. The passwords into every con- 
versational circle were — "Whom are you taking to the prom.''" and "What are you 
wearing.-'" Friday night closed in upon us and now we were to spend several hours in 
our gymnasium converted into an Italian grape arbor. Readily our dancing feet 
responded to the sweet and rhythmic music of Bill Garlin and his orchestra. With the 
crystal ball still reflecting its rainbow colors upon us we grouped ourselves for the grand 
march during which the favors were distributed. A vote of thanks goes to Katherine 
Gibbons and her committee for the selection of those attractive green leather wallets with 



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the seal of Alma Mater. We will be forever grateful to the heads of our various com- 
mittees for making this night of nights a beautiful memor\-. 

The seleaion of major and minor subjects had scattered our class, but our com- 
pensation lay in our regular reunions of the Metaphysical Club — a club embodied in the 
Philosophy courses. Interesting and lively circles afforded us an opportunit}- to display 
our philosophical knowledge and logical reasoning. Saint Thomas Aquinas Day was 
duly honored by one of these circles. 

All too soon, we noted that those activities which mark the approach of the end of 
another year were claiming our attention. Pilate's Daughter, the annual Elocution Con- 
test, and the Public Debate afforded the Junior Class an opportunity- of showing forth its 
talents. The Spring program in athletics found the "red and white " ranking high in 
tennis, volley-ball and soft-ball, for we believed in the psychological thecr}- that one 
needs to intersperse her work with play. 

Crowded into the last days which we would spend as Juniors were final and oral 
examinations. Taking these in our stride we quickly passed into the aaivities of Com- 
mencement week. Here we were to taste a little of the sadness which marks the paning 
of the Seniors from these hallowed walls, vet these last hours were filled with much 
gaiety and joy. 

With a certain feeling of dignit)- mingled with reverence we took our places in 
the May Procession, following the queen and her maids of honor to the grotto where 
we crowned our Queen of queens. Our daisy chain procession, led by the fairest of 
our members, escorted the Seniors to and from their class day ceremonies. 

As a sign of our advancement in filling the vacano" to be left by the Seniors we 
marched immediately after them in the Academic Procession on Graduation Day. With 
sad but hopeful eyes we gazed upon them, filled with expectations that the coming 
year would rind us all together in cur coveted position as leaders of O. L. E. 

M.ARV W. SV.MTH 41 




Ilnior Pro.m Co.m.mittef 



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JUNIOR DIRECTORY 



BUTLER, HELENA M. 

53 Charlotte St., Worcester 

CALLAHAN, MARIE T. 

221 Grove St., Worcester 

CALLAHAN, MARY M. 

16 Shaffner St., Worcester 

CAVANAUGH, IRENE 

54 Maple St., Easthampton 

DESMARAIS, MARY L. 

79 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield 

DONOGHUE, MARY C. 
193 Sargeant St., Holyoke 

DUGGAN, KATHLEEN B. 

42 St. James Ave., Holyoke 

EVERETT, ELIZABETH M. 

293 Pleasant St., Laconia, N. H. 

FINNEGAN, HELEN F. 
8 Irene St., Worcester 

GIBBONS, KATHRYN E. 

15 Shannon St., Worcester 

JOSEPH, CATHERINE A. 

22 Central St., Winchendon 

MEAGHER, HELEN F. 

48 Lincoln St., Springfield 

MILLETTE, FLORA V. 
157 Phoenix Ter., Springfield 



MULCAHY, RITA L. 
7 Flynt Ave., Monson 

MURRAY, JOSIE 

23 Bemis St., Willimansett 

NOONAN, MARY 

State Road, Gt. Harrington 

O'CONNOR, MARY R. 
12 Charles St., Three Rivers 

O DONNELL, MARY H. 

52 Craiwell Ave., West Springfield 

POWER, MARY de PAUL 

80 Park Ave., Worcester 

PRATT, HELEN B. 

Brookside, Great Harrington 

RILEY, MARGARET P. 

15 Nixon Ave., Worcester 

SHEA, EILEEN L. 

81 Church St., Chicopee Falls 

SHERIDAN, SHIRLEY K. 

87 Sherman Ave., Chicopee 

SMYTH, MARY W. 

109 Melha Ave., Springfield 

STILES, CONSTANCE M. 
101 Hampden St., Holyoke 

CONNORS, HELEN 

187 Lebanon St., Springfield 



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SOPHOMORE DIRECTORY 



CASSIDY, MARY A. 

20 Pleasant St., Uxbridge 

COUGHLIN, RUTH A. 

127 Woodside Ter., Springfield 

DOWLING, MARY ELLEN 
32 Buel St., Pittsfield 

DOWNEY, EVELYN L 

105 Garden St., West Springfield 

HALLEIN, DOROTHY A. 

992 Memorial Ave., West Springfield 

HEFFERNAN, EILEEN M. 

89 St. Paul St., North Smithfield, R. I. 

HOURIHAN, MURIEL 

145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 

KEEGAN, MARY JANE 
9 Orchard St., Pittsfield 

KELLY, CATHERINE M. 

38 Churchill St., Springfield 

LARKIN, MARY R. 

44 Castle Hill Ave., Great Barrington 

LEARY, MARY M. 
137 Paine St., Worcester 

MAHAN, HELEN M. 
145 High St., Lee 

MANNING, MARY G. 

1669 Northampton St., Holyoke 



MONTCALM, ALINE L. 

Ill Pine St., Holyoke 

MORIN, LILLIAN M, 

146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 

MORRISON, L. ALINE 
76 Warren St., Daiton 

MURPHY, JOAN L, 

44 Granfield St., Chicopee 

NESBIT, MARY JANE 
47 Forest St., Pittsfield 

PADILLA, IRMA 

Customs House, Playa de Ponce, P. 

SHEA, MARY E. 

19 Melle St., Chicopee 

SOMERS, ELINOR O. 

285 Central St., Springfield 

STONE, ANN G. 

87 Livingston Ave., Springfield 

SULLIVAN, ANNETTE T. 
598 Worthington St., Springfield 

TOOLE, MARY E. 

42 Crown St., Springfield 

VAN KEUREN, ALICE M. 

36 Roosevelt Ave., Chicopee 

WALSH, KATHERINE A. 

119 Prospect St., North Adams 



WOOD, FRANCES E. 

74 Morton St., West Springfield 



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The crop oi 1942 is clearly dis- 
cernible in the grove. Sister Elmites, 
our own kith and kin, — the spec es 
runs true to type. Were it not h^r 
the difference of two years growt'i 
it would be well nigh impossible to 
distinguish this species from its 
kindred, 1940, so intimately are the 
two always blended and bound to- 
gether. 



Imafa • \p4-0 



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SOPHOMORE CLASS 




CLASS OFFICERS 

President CArnHRiNi; M. Ki;lly 
Vice-President Mary Jani; Ki;i;gan 
Secretary Mary E. Shha 
Treasurer Mary E. Toole 

CLASS COLORS Green and White 
CLASS FLOWER Gardenia 



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CLASS OF 1942 



With anticipation we looked forward to the Class of 1942; with pride 
we called you "Little Sisters"; with regret we bid you farewell. 

From the first day we saw you we had no doubt as to your superiority 
and now, looking back on our two years with you we realize that we have 
tested your friendship and your loyalty and we have not found you wanting 
nor have we ever found that expression "true blue" was unbefitting you. 

It is a spirit like yours, Class of 1942, upon which our Alma Mater will 
flourish. Never lose your high ideals and remember that we, our "Big Sisters" 
have high hopes for you. 



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SOPHOMORE SKETCHES 



The kelly-green shade that we sported during the year 1938-39 managed to wear 
off a bit during the summer months and by the time September beckoned us again we 
looked and acted the part of "gay, young Sophomores." Things had changed a great 
deal in a very short time, for we found ourselves giving heart-to-heart talks in the 
manner of those of long experience to the new Elmites, or indulging in a bit of French- 
bedding and cube-wrecking. All in all we like the idea of being upperclassmen. You 
don't realize what it does for the morale in the face of History lectures or French 
resumes. 

But being a Sophomore involves more than the name. We were expected to 
shoulder many new duties which heretofore had been unknown to us. Many offices in 
the various clubs were taken by the class of '42 ; this meant more responsibility. It also 
meant that our class was taking a more active part in school affairs, and were learning 
little by little that there were many demands upon the college student — demands which 
increased year by year. 

Our first really hard work came at the time of the Hallowe'en Party. It is a tradi- 
tion at Our Lady of the Elms that the Sophomore Class be held responsible by the 
student body for the entertainment on that day. This includes refreshments, some 
musical entertainment, favors, decorations, and the like. To have any success at all, 
it is necessary to prepare for all this far in advance. The various committees were 
quickly organized and everyone set to work whole-heartedly. 

The entertainment was the principal problem. What would be funny, fast and 
furious all at the same time? There was a great deal of brain-wracking those days. 
Finally, someone suggested a skit called "the Elmsville Schoolhouse" modeled after 
Gus Edwards' schooldays. This was decided upon when we thought of its great pos- 
sibilities. In no time at all, the whole idea was worked into shape, songs were written, 
parts were given out, dances arranged, and jokes thought up on a minute's notice. 
The result was really hilarious. On the big night everyone in the class contributed 
her share in making the results not only enjoyable but also a success. The refreshments 
afterwards, vanished in the night. The Committee saw that there was a wealth of 
doughnuts, cookies, apples, candy, nuts, and cider. 

Well, we relaxed a while after that first attempt to show the Elms what we could 
do, but we found that we couldn't sleep too long for Christmas came around and 
Christmas at the Elms means a Concert. At this season the Sophomore Class again took 
an active part in school affairs by their appearance in the Glee Club. Miss Mary Shea, 
a talented member of our class, represented us as one of the soloists and sang remark- 
ably well. 

After Christmas, when the Bridge Club was announced for Sunday nights, the 
Sophs came forward, and especially four industrious little girls who wanted to learn 
contract. 

The basketball season brought the necessity of new uniforms for the class. With 
the capable guidance of the Captain, Miss Mary A. Cassidy, a selection was finally made. 
Our class colors are green and white, so these were incorporated in the suits. The finished 
product was a white shirt, embroidered on the back with the word "Elms" and above 



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the pocket with the nickname of the player in bright green. The skirt was of the flared 
type and of the same shade of green. The result gave an effect which was pleasing 
to the eye. 

The Sophomores have always been interested in Dramatics; so naturally the Passion 
Play, "Pilate"s Daughter," was a major attraction. The very important role of Claudia, 
daughter of Pilate, was taken this year by a class member, Miss Ruth Coughlan, who 
not only acted but looked the part of a lovely young Christian. Another minor role 
was taken by Miss Mary Ellen Dowling. Of course. Sophomores are always numbered 
among the Christian women, whose main duty is to sing well and look pious. We are 
sure of the former, and quite positive of the latter. 

It is not to be thought, however, that it was all work and no play for the Sophomores 
during the year 1939-40. Indeed not! And what is the most favorite form of recreation 
that involves excitement, glamour, fun and general hilarity? The proms of course! 
Our first try at the art of dancing was presented to us in the fall when we had the Elmata 
Dance, given by the Seniors. It was an informal affair and the little Sophs decked them- 
selves out for their respective dates (and the admiring looks, we hope, of their fellow 
students) . But the most important event of all took place in the early part of February — 
The Junior Promenade. There were gorgeous gowns of every color in the rainbow, 
smiling faces and nimble feet. This was a lucky year for the Sophomores for here and 
there we saw orchid corsages — the crowning event in the life of any young thing. Irma 
Padilla, our Puerto Rican import, always original, had one of the most glamorous dates 
of the evening — a young medical student from Georgetown, Washington, D. C. The 
Senior Prom in May tied for honors of being outstanding successes and the Sophomores 
again took their places in the ranks of promgoers. 

The Class of '42 considers their Sophomore year one of the gayest and most active 
years in their life ; and it is with fond hope that they look to the succeeding years that 
they may measure up to 1939-40. 

Mary Ellen Dowling '42. 




Sophomores ping-pong with their Sisters" 



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"There buds the promise of celestial 
worth." 




Yes, a great harvest do we expect 
from our latest arrivals in the grove. 
It is not alone their numbers — the 
highest ever — upon which we found 
our expectations. Their quick ac- 
climation, their zealous emulation of 
the spirit of the grove, their steady, 
rapid growth, — all these are promis- 
ing portents for the crop of 1943. 



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FRESHMAN CLASS 






CLASS OFFICERS 

President Elinor White 
Vice-President Anne O'Connell 

CLASS COLORS Blue and White 



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FRESHMAN CLASS 




CLASS OFFICERS 

Treasurer Mildred Hourihan 
Secretary Dorothy Heffernan 

CLASS FLOWER Bachelor Bittton 



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CLASS OF 1943 



the Gnu s Who's Who. 

"Forgiie." she cried, "the snub I threw'. 

I feared you ii ere some parley nul 

'Tis my regret u e'ie never met. 

I kneu a Gnu u ho knew of you." 

This lias n't true. What's that to you? 

The neu Gnu knew she knew he knew. 

These were the Hnes that chased the Freshmen down the nights and down 
the days of their initiation week here. What glorious days for us Seniors who 
had not forgotten our own initiation of four years ago. Our rules of initiation 
were partly dictated by the remembrance of those days when legitimately and 
with permission we used the elevator because our sntf and aciiing bones could 
not make the stairs after the setting-up exercises of Elms Night. But in spite 
of our rigorous regulations, religiously imposed, the dauntless and optimistic 
spirit of the Freshmen smiled forth as they courageously set about their pre- 
scribed tasks. It is no wonder that they so very quickly became a part of 
O. L. E. because they so whole-heartedly and so early entered into the spirit 
of the College. And so upon the Freshmen we shower laurels for their 
enthusiastic, cooperative and loyal spirit manifested throughout the year. 



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FRESHMAN FROLICS 



In the midst of a jumbled mass of suitcases, trunks, and girls, a certain group stood 
out so prominently that there was no mistaking them — they were the new Freshman 
dorm students. In the general excitement of claiming trunks and finding rooms the 
Frosh wandered about and made themselves acquainted with one another. Soon the 
upperclassmen took pity on the frightened group and did their best to dispel a sinking 
feeling of home-sickness. The first night was the most trying in our college year since 
for many of us it was our first night completely on our own with none of our family or 
friends with us. 

The next day the dorm students met the day students and instead of a group of 
frightened girls there were forty-eight of us who glanced about in apprehension at the 
vastness of the building in which we found ourselves. The Freshman class had arrived 
en masse but didn't know one room from the other. Some milled about in the confusion 
stopping now and then to inquire of strangers the numbers of the different classrooms. 
All felt acutely aware of their own naivete as they watched the upperclassmen non- 
chalantly strolling past. So, throughout the day, they wandered from class to class 
aghast at their apparent lapses of memory when questioned about the various things 
they should have learned in high school. The first day all went home with class num- 
bers, figures, and course cards — causes of severe cases of insomnia. In a few days, 
the dorm students had lost all traces of homesickness and were enjoying themselves 
exploring the campus and the city of Chicopee while the day students were becoming 
familiar with everything in the building from the elevator (not for students' use) to the 
cafeteria. They had now come into their own and considered themselves as sedate as 
the Seniors strolling through the corridors. Their new dignity was short-lived though, 
when initiation week began. But, they reveled in it and saluted the Seniors in regal 
style. If the Frosh cculd have known the reward they were to receive for their troubles, 
they would have gladly walked on their heads as well as on one high heel and one low. 
For, lo, the Frosh were given a party in O'Leary Hall by the Seniors after initiation. 
How the welkin rang that night as Seniors laid aside their dignity and tripped the light 
fantastic with the Frosh. The good-will between Senior and Freshman was firmly sealed 
that night. All were still talking about the Freshman reception when, before we could 
catch our breaths, the Sophomores gave a Hallowe'en party at which we had fun galore. 

The spiritual side of life was as enthusiastically adopted by the students as the 
scholastic side. The majority of Freshmen had never made a spiritual retreat before and 
to them it was a new and inspiring experience. Then, too, came the thrill for the day 
students of staying on campus with resident friends. A reward for our good behaviour 
during those retreat days was a general week-end. How very important the Freshmen 
felt as they stood beside the Seniors with their week-end bags waiting for the taxis. 



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So. we took ourselves and our newly acquired collegiate dignity and knowledge home 
to be brought out on a minutes notice for the benefit of any fellow townsmen we 
happened to meet. 

Then, oh thrill of thrills, the Freshmen were going to a dance — the Elmata sport 
dance. The Seniors are still astounded at the way they were set upon en masse by the 
Freshmen for tickets. Naturally we were slightly skeptical about the success of the 
dance when we found out it was to be held in the gym and two days before we went 
down to look at the gym and saw only basketball nets and courts. We were forced to 
literally eat our words, however, the night of the dance when we stepped from the 
corridor into a beautiful harvest scene. The Seniors had made the gym one of the most 
attractive of dance fleers and had supplemented their good taste in decoration with a 
fine orchestra and plenty of refreshments. What more could one ask for? 

Christmas swept upon us while we were still thinking about our last holiday. 
Before we knew it we had received another invitation (we were a much feted class) 
this time to a Christmas dinner and party. The class turned out in its best bib and tucker 
with its very healthy appetites. Our subsequent devouring of all the turkey was our 
way of letting Reverend Mother know how good it really was. The dinner was climaxed 
by the Christmas party in the evening. 

We returned from vacation with jovial spirits which were soon dimmed by the 
approaching exams. Frightened frosh could be seen muttering formulae and rules to 
themselves. Armed with some excellent advice from our Sophomore friends we entered 
study hall for exams. Oh, horrors of horrors, how right those Sophs had been. Strangely 
enough, we all survived and took a new resolution — to really study this term. 

But into ever)- sadness must come a little joy. The Junior prom was the right 
antidote for the exams. It is still rather difficult to say which was more fun, the flurry 
of preparation or the prom itself. All that day there was a steady trek of day students 
to O'Leary Hall to view the gowns of their sisters, to enthuse over them and "oh" — 
and "ah" over the corsages that messenger boys kept bringing. That night all Freshmen 
eyes were dazzled with the myriad of color and all danced in perfect bliss. 

It was with equal zest and wonder that we Freshmen participated in the many 
activities which followed each other in quick succession until Commencement Week. 
And then, oh superlatives, you are too inadequate to describe such an affair. Such a gay 
round of fun I Life seemed like one perpetual holiday with Frosh trailing and tripping 
over their afternoon gowns. Senior prom. May Day, Daisy Chain Day, our heads reeled 
with excitement over it all as we participated for the first time in events of such impor- 
tance. Then came Baccalaureate Sunday. As the Seniors marched up the aisle of the 
auditorium in somber black, eyes were a trifle dim as we thought of losing the friends 
we had made such a short while ago and a silent prayer went up for them that theirs 



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might be the "primrose path" as ours had been through their efforts. 

What happens next? We leave it to the fates. Our first year has been so full of 
pleasant surprises that we can hardly be expected to guess the future. We hope, how- 
ever, that after four years, Seniors, our air of knowledge and dignity shall equal yours 
when we don that regal cap and gown. 

Mildred Hourihax '43. 




M.\TH M.^ZES 



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FRESHMAN DIRECTORY 



BARDSLEY, KATHLEEN M. 
2 5 Oak St.. Uxbridge 

BELANGER, IDA 

35 Forest St., Willimansett 

BOYD, ANN 

218 Sumner Ave., Springfield 

BOYLE, THERESA A. 

51 Lyndale St.. Springfield 

CAMPBELL, THERESA M. 

14 Florence St., Worcester 

CARLTON, L. CLAIRE 

90 Richmond Ave., North Adams 

CARROLL. ALICE M. 

15 Witherell St., Worcester 

CLARKE, MILDRED T. 

55 Hampden St., Indian Orchard 

DIGGLES, JANET M. 

40 Annandale Rd., Newport, R. I. 

DILLABER, ERLINE 

102 Woodlawn St.. Springfield 

DONAHUE, CLAIRE 
140 Pine St., Holyoke 

DOWD, MARY 

50 No. Bridge St., Holyoke 



DUDLEY, CONSTANCE 
2 Taylor St., South Hadley Falls 

DURKAN, MARY 

391 Meadow St., Agawam 

GERMAINE, KATHLEEN 
65 Ferry St., Easthampton 

GLAVIN, ROSEMARY A. 
Russell Rd., Blanford 

GROVER, RITA A. 

60 Forest Ave., Greenfield 

HAYES, ELIZABETH 

60 Charles St., Pittsfield 

HEFFERNAN, DOROTHY A. 
13 Dartmouth St., Newport, R. I. 

HOGAN, JACQUELINE 

838 Westfield St., West Springfield 

HOULIHAN, BARBARA F. 

6 Capt. Mac. St., Chicopee 

HOURIHAN, MILDRED 

145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 

KANE, ALICE 

118 Walnut St., Holyoke 

KENNEDY, EILEEN 
no Bell St., Chicopee 



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FRESHMAN DIRECTORY 



MALLEY, M. ELEANOR 

35 Washington Ave., Northampton 

MALONE, KATHLEEN 

80 Roy St., Springfield 

McCALLUM, MARIA 
60 Sheldon St., Springfield 

NESBIT, ANNE E. 

47 Forest Place, Pittsfield 

NOONAN, RITA 

State Road, Great Harrington 

O'CONNELL, ANNE 

54 Laurel St., Worcester 

O'CONNELL, MARGARET 
47 No. Summer St., Holyoke 

O'CONNOR, GERTRUDE 

18 Henry Harris St., Chicopee 

OUIMETTE, CLAIRE 1. 

57 Tremont St., Chicopee 

PRIMEAU, MARION 

23 Leonard St., Greenfield 

SAWYER, JANICE M. 
43 Oread St., Worcester 



SHEA, KATHARINE 
291 Oakland St.. Springfield 

SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH A. 

60 Edgewood Ave.. Longmeadow 

SPENCE, MARGARET M. 
3 Montgomery Ave.. Pittsfield 

SULLIVAN, ALICE M. 

No. Main St., South Hadley Falls 

SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH A. 

53 New South St.. Northampton 

SULLIVAN, HELEN 

24 Woodlawn St.. Springfield 

TIERNEY, MARGARET E. 

715 West St., Pittsfield 

TORRES, SYLVIA M. 

Box 175, Guayama, Puerto Rico 

TRANT, EILEEN 
24"' Maple St., Holyoke 

VALDIVIESO, EMILIA J. 
Box 927, Ponce, Puerto Rico 

VINCENT, ELIZABETH E. 
43 High St., Southbridge 



WHITE, ELINOR 

124 Dorset St., Springfield 



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"As the tirig is bent, so the tree is 
inclined." 




To assure a full, all-round devel- 
opment the grove provided every 
variety of activity. Follov^^ing the 
injunction of the Divine Sower prime 
attention was centered upon the 
functions of the soul — the sap, as it 
were, that permeated every branch 
and fibre giving sustenance and life. 
"All things else" were then added 
for the further embellishment of the 
grove. 



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SOCIAL CHRONICLE 



SEPTEMBER 

Freshman Initiation Week 
Mass of the Holy Ghost 
Elms Night 

OCTOBER 

Retreat 

Cap and Gown Sunday- 
Hallowe'en Party- 
Tennis Tournament 
Dramatic Club: Be A Little Cuckoo 



Holy Cross Debate 

Lecture: Nursing and its Opportuni- 
ties" by Miss Amy Daniels, R. N. 

MARCH 

Dramatic Club: Pilate's Daughter 
Glee Club: Concert Sodality Party for 

Little Sisters 
Lecture: "Journalism " by Mrs. Charles 

Ryan 

Junior Party to the Seniors 



NOVEMBER 

Elmata Dance 

The Marquee: 'The Thirty-Three " 
Springfield Chapter: Mrs. Inman's 

' Famous Paintings of Famous 

Women " 
Alumnae Bridge 

DECEMBER 

Sodality- Reception 

Lecture: "Librar)- Science' by Miss 

Mary- Garst 
La Corte Castellana Christmas Program 
Christmas Dinner 
Nativity- Play 

Musical Clubs' Christmas Concert 

JANUARY 

Prom Bridge 

Senior-Alumnae Basketball Game 
French Club Interclass Debate 
Lecture: "The Pre-School" by Miss 

Margaret Shea 
Interclass Basketball Games 

FEBRUARY 

Forty Hours' Devotion 
Junior Prom 



APRIL 
Lectures : 

"Catholicism " and Contemporary 
Thought " by Rev. Martin C. 
D Arc)', S. J. 
"Catholicism and Contemporary 
World" by Rev. Martin C. 
D'Arcy, S. J. 
French Club: " Le Bonnet d'Ane " 
Interclass Dramatics 
Public Debate 

Senior Play: "Taming of the Shrew" 
Lecture: 

" Catholicism and European Crisis" 
by Rev. Gerald G. Walsh, S. J. 

MAY 
Lecture : 

"Catholicism and Democracy in 
America " by Rev. Gerald G. 
Walsh, S. J. 

High School Day 

Mary's Day 

Mother-Daughter Tea 

Class Day 

Picnic 

JUNE 

Commencement Week 



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SODALITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 



SODALITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 




OFFICERS 1939 - 1940 
Prefect Mary Rosi-; Durnin 
Vice-Prefect Helkn Finnegan 
Secretary MuRiRL Hourihan 
Treasurer Mary di-: Paul PowiiR 



EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE 
Mary Maguire, chaiiman 
Ruth Dinneen 
Catherine Joseph 
Mary Smyth 
Aline Morrison 
Lillian Morin 



LOCAL COMMITTEES 

LITERATURE COMMITTEE 
Annette Lalibeite, chairman 
Virginia Adams 
Rita Mulcahy 
Mary Desmaris 
Mary Leary 
Aline Montcalm 



MISSION COMMITTEE 
Dorothy Clifford, chairman 
Agnes Gully 
Elizabeth Everett 
Helen Connors 
Helen Mahan 
Dorothy Hallein 



NATIONAL 



Marie A. Stone 
Mary O'Donnell 



SOCIAL COMMITTEE 
Lorraine Horan, chairman 
Constance Kennedy 
Kathyrn Gibbons 
Shirley Sheridan 
Mary Ellen Dowling 
Ruth Coughlan 

COMMITTEES 

Queen's Work Committee 
College Advisory Board 

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SODALITY 

OF THE 

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 



"O Virgin pure and sweet and fair 
W^e bring our blossoms to your feet 
And u ith our hearts u e leave them there." 

The Blessed Mother of God, our protectress and queen was to be the recipient of 
all the blossoms we could gather during the year in carrying out our Sodality activities. 
With our hearts we were to leave them at her feet. It was with this thought in mind 
we began the planning of a program which would enable us to gather the sweetest and 
fairest blossoms. 

SPIRITirAL MEETINGS 

On the first Friday of each month the spiritual meetings of the Sodality were held 
in the chapel. Holy Hour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament were given by our 
Reverend Moderator, Doctor Jeremiah P. Sheehan. 

We saw upon the altar placed 

The Victim of the greatest love 

We prayed, gave thanks and pardon sought 

And joined in praise the choirs above. 

REPORT FROM A REGIONAL MEETING 

On Novmber 13th and l4th four representatives attended the Regional meeting 
held at Boston College and presided over by Reverend Daniel A. Lord, S. J. The dis- 
cussion centered around the pivotal idea of "A Cause, A Leader, and A Program." 
We brought back enthusiastic reports and ideas which inspired us to work more efficiently 
and earnestly in the carrying out of that program which has devolved upon us as fol- 
lowers of the Leader, Christ, whose cause we have espoused. 



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FIRST MAJOR MEETING OF THE SODALITY 



FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 

No more beautiful day could be chosen for the reception of the new members into 
the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin. Forty-eight Freshmen had signified their desire to 
be admitted. The procession to the chapel was lead by the Sodality officers followed by 
the candidates and Sodalists. The address, delivered by Reverend John Reilly, pastor 
of the church of Christ the King, Worcester, called to our attention that in following 
the way of Mary we follow the way of her Divine Son and thus become Christians in 
the real meaning of the word — Christ-like. 

CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS 

"It is more blessed to giie than to receive." 

With this spirit of generosity and of joy we turned our attention to the Christmas 
charity work and to the traditional Sodality Christmas Party held in conjunction with 
the Glee Club Concert. This year found an addition in the form of a Nativity play 
under the direction of the Marquee. 

In anticipation of giving cheer at Christmastide, each sodalist for the three meetings 
before the holiday season, brought to the meeting an admission fee of a game, a toy, 
a pair of hand-made mittens or a scrap-book. Christmas found us with some three 
hundred and fifty articles at our disposal. An "Old Clothes Week" netted many a box 
of used but wearable articles. All these gifts were distributed in our own home town 
mission of Chicopee. Twelve heavily and gaily laden baskets were arranged and delivered 
to destitute families by fairy god-mothers under the leadership of Ruth Dinneen. 




Distributing the Christmas Baskets 
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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC CLUBS 

Silent Night ......... Traditional 

NATIVITY PLAY 

ACT I— THE HOUSE AT NAZARETH 

Magnificat, Inspired Word ...... Gaul 

Soloist, Margaret AToriarty 
Celestial Choirs ....... Carpenter 

Glee Club 

ACT II— Scene I— THE INN 

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks .... Martin 

Soloist. Loriaine Horan 
Scene 2— THE HILLS ABOVE BETHLEHEM 
Interlude — Holy Mother Sings ..... McKinney 

Soloist, Mary Shea 

Recitative — Fear Not 

Mary Callahan 

Glory to God ........ Martin 

Glee Club 

Interlude — Hodif ........ Lanus 

A cappella Choir 

ACT 1II~THE INN 

When Christ W.\s Born ....... Johns 

Glee Club 

TABLEAU 

THE MANGER SCENE 
Gesu Bambino .......... Yon 

Soloist, Mary Power 
AdESTE FlDELES 

Cast of Characters: 

Mary ..... Rita Mulcahy 

Joseph ..... Barbara Norton 
Simon, the Innkeeper . . . Frances Wood 

Dorcas, his daughter .... Anne Boyd 
Shepherds . . Elizabeth Hayes, Ruth Dinneen 

Eileen Shea. Mary Larkin 
An.^el ..... Mary Callahan 

Accompanies. Helen Finnegan 
Helen Meagher 

Conductor, Margaret Meehan 




Nativity Taiu.fau 



ACTIVITIES OF MISSION COMMITTEE 



Early in the year Dorothy CHfford announced that the Mission Committee had at 
heart the interests of both foreign and home missions. 

Soon after our return from the Christmas hohdays a large box, which was filled 
with numerous articles, was sent to a mission in the south. Plans were made for a Doll 
Contest and a Religious Article Collection. The dolls were dressed by the girls in the 
various garbs that fancy favored. Beads, medals, holy pictures, scapulars, prayer-books, 
statutes and crucifixes were all included in the Religious Article Collection. Thus in 
April another box wended its way southward laden with dolls and religious articles. 

ACTIVITIES OF EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE 

A greater love for Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for His Holy Mother was 
to be the chief accomplishment of the Eucharistic Committee, under the able direction 
of Mary Maguire. 

During the holy season of Lent perpetual Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament was 
kept by the Sodalists. Early in December a contest featuring the recognition of scenes 
in the life of Our Blessed Mother was sponsored by the Eucharistic Committee. Later 
this committee assembled in a beautifully illustrated book the meditations written by 
the girls at that time. 




M.AKiNG Posters for the Sodality Bulletin 



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LITERARY CLUB 




Annette Laliberte 
Mary T. Dolan 
Julia Flahive 
Aniceta Decker 
Mary Rose Durnin 
Katherine Bresnahan 
Agnes Gully 
Virginia Adams 
Margaret Mahoney 



Margaret Meehan 
Rita Mulcahy 
Mary Callahan 
Mary Desmaris 
Eileen Heffernan 
Mary Leary 
Aline Montcalm 
Aline Morrison 
Mary McCallin 



The Literary Club was formed in early November with twenty-five enthusiasts. 
Informal gatherings under the capable direction of Annette Laliberte were held every 
two weeks. At these meetings reports of current books were given and then discussed 
and criticized. The author's life was considered in an effort to discover what influence 
it might have had on the writing. Miss Mary Garst, our own librarian, was one of the 
first to address us, taking for her subject, "Biographies and Historic Novels. " From 
these literary meetings we have carried away with us a wealth of literary lore which no 
one will ever take from us. 



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BIG - LITTLE - SISTER CLUB 




OFFICERS 

Barbara A. Norton 

President 
Mary Noonan 

Vice-President 

Mary M. Leary 

Secretary 

Anne Nesbit 

Treasurer 




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LITTLE SISTER DAY 



In December fifty of our Sodaliscs adopted, each one, a "Little Sister" at Mount 
Saint Vincent in Holyolce. Since that time visits have been made with the girls. Every 
week found letters winging their way to Holyoke. At Christmas time each "Big Sister" 
surprised her "Little Sister" with a Santa Claus box. Birthdays during the year were 
remembered with gifts, cards and visits. The cheery welcome and the happiness beaming 
on the faces of the little ones more than repaid the sacrifices that our visits and little 
attentions entailed. Early in March our own campus re-echoed the childish voices of 
these little sisters. The little ones were transported from Holyoke by the private cars 
of the girls. An entertainment given by the big sisters was followed by games which 
were enjoyed equally by Big and Little. Toward evening a tempting party lunch was 
served in the dining hall of O'Leary Hall, thus bringing an end to a most enjoyable day. 




Feting the Litti.f Ones 



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RETREAT 



"Retreat as the healing of the little diseases which may have crept into our spiritual 
constitution" was the theme of our annual retreat which opened on Wednesday evening, 
October 18. Rev. William Herlihy, S. J., of Boston, our retreat master, urged us to 
look upon our retreat as so much time "which would be spent in spiritual diagnosis and 
prescribing suitable remedies." 

Holy Mass opened each day's program and then throughout the day there were four 
conferences held in the Chapel. Silence, the general rule of the retreat, was interrupted 
by a one-hour recreation period immediately after dinner. Mary Rose Durnin, prefect 
of the Sodality took charge of the five-minute spiritual reading at the beginning of each 
meal. Benediction brought to a fitting close these days spent in close union with Christ. 

To every student the retreat has a deep meaning, but to the Seniors it has a more 
definite significance. It marks, not only the last retreat made in the shelter of Our Lady 
of the Elms, but that time in which each graduate-to-be would ask from Our Blessed 
Lord guidance for her future and grace to carry forth into the world the principles of 
truth and righteousness which she has been taught here. 

We were reminded of our responsibilities in life, when Father Herlihy brought 
before us the conditions of the world today and our position therein as graduates of a 
Catholic College. At retreat time, more than ever, did we realize our obligations as 
Catholics to God, to our school and to ourselves and at that time too, did we firmly 
resolve to be true daughters of Our Lady. 

All too soon did the retreat come to a close. On the morning of the last day, 
Father offered Mass for our intentions. The closing conference was an eloquent chal- 
lenge to our gratitude and appreciation for the beautiful and priceless gift which we had 
received in our Catholic faith. Benediction and the Papal Blessing brought to an end 
our days of meditation and prayer. 



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MOTHER - DAUGHTER TEA 



On a bright, sunny day in May, the i;irls of O. L. E. played hostesses to their 
Mothers at the annual Mother-Daughter Tea, which was held in the gymnasium, gaily 
decorated for the occasion by the committee which included Mary Dolan, Mary O'Donnell, 
and Ruth Coughlan. This same committee, in charge of Decorations and Favors, were 
likewise responsible for the selection of those pretty marble statuettes of the Blessed 
Virgin, which we gave as favors to our Mothers. In the program we had prepared for 
the occasion, we availed ourselves of every opportunity to convey to our dear Mothers 
the love and gratitude of our hearts. 

We were honored in having as our guest soloist. Miss Natalie Bodanya of the 
Metropolitan Opera House. Her charming and lovely personality captured our hearts, 
and her beautiful renditions of the aria from "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Tale of the 
Vienna Woods" made the walls of Veritas Auditorium ring with applause. The com- 
mittee in charge comprised Helen Gorman, Constance Kennedy, Mary Desmarais and 
Mary Shea. 

Then ensued the exodus of the Mothers to the gymnasium, where a game of bridge 
was enjoyed by both mothers and daughters. The committee including Margaret Meehan, 
Mary Callahan, Jane Keegan poured tea. With the departing of our Mothers another 
note was added to memory's notebook never to be forgotten by us. 



Ill 




Inoculating A Culture 



SOCIAL ACTION CLUB 




OFFICERS 

Virginia A. Adams 

President 

Annette M. Lalibhrte 

Vice-President 

Helen L. Gorman 

Secretary 




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SOCIAL ACTION CLUB 




This year the Social Action Forum was graced by the presence of many eminent 
Catholic women — outstanding not only for excellence in their own individual field but 
also for zeal in preserving and spreading our holy religion through their own particular 
work. Miss Amy Daniels of the Massachusetts Board of Registry of Nurses was the 
first to address our group and gave us the first inkling of the superior program which 
was to be developed throughout the year. Filled with a really apostolic ardor she showed 
very descriptively by citing experiences in which she had played the major role, the 
marvelous opportunities of which a Catholic nurse can avail herself and make her hour 
upon the stage of life one in which every second aims towards her goal. 

Mrs. Charles V. Ryan who writes for the "Columbia" under the nom de plume 
of Josephine MacDonald continued with a lecture and forum discussion on journalism 
as a career for women and on free-lance writing. Interspersed among her witticisms was 
the wonderful ideal which inspires her work. This ideal expressed itself in her belief 
that as Catholics we had something to offer the world — a marvelous something which 
no one else but Catholics could offer and which it is our duty to offer. 

The subsequent lectures treated many other fields open to women — such as child 
work, detective work, and so forth. Among our speakers we counted some of our own 
Alumnae who have soared high in their flight towards success and who have returned 
to tell us of the interesting phases of their flight. We have derived much inspiration 
and encouragement from these varied and interesting programs. 



115 



SENIOR PARTY TO FRESHMEN 



Forty-nine Freshmen, scared but determined to have a very good time, were called 
for by their Junior Sisters, who arranged them in green sashes and bows because, you see, 
it was Elms night — the night of our traditional freshman welcoming. This night marked 
the completion of Initiation Week — a week in which the Freshmen had to live in 
accordance with a series of atrocious Senior-imposed rules. All passed very successfully 
the mitiation and this night marked the finale in their strenuous week. 

The activities began with a party in O'Leary Hall. The Juniors led their Freshman 
Sisters to their seats while the Seniors acted as hostesses. This night was the first occasion 
on which the entire school was gatlicrcd together in the presence of the Freshmen, and 
we had a feeling that the Freshmen were impressed by the singing of our traditional 
school and class songs in the dim candlelight. 

Then the entire student body and faculty moved en masse to the gym where the 
Seniors put on a minstrel show. The specialty numbers were done extemporaneously by 
the still much-scared Freshmen. However, every one was in such a jolly mood that all 
fears soon fled, and when called upon to perform, those Freshmen were amazingly in- 
genious. After the show general dancing was enjoyed. 

SOPHOMORE PARTY TO SENIORS 

With Ida Clare, Will Power, Paul Bearer and many others replying "pre.sent" to 
the roll call of Miss Prim, the only teacher in Flmsville School, the Sophomores enter- 
tained the students and faculty of the College at the Hallowe'en party given in honor 
of the Senior class. Katherine Walsh, as Miss Prim, portrayed an old school marm who 
tried against odds to hold an hilarious group in check. At the close of school, it was 
an apple for the Seniors instead of "An Apple for the Teacher. " Attached to each 
shining apple was a pretty green pigskin purse, proudly bearing an Elms sticker. After 
each Senior had received her favor, there were apples for everyone, along with quan- 
tities of cider and doughnuts, served in buffet style in a room adjoining the gymnasium. 

Gradually the various groups returned to the gym where they danced for a few 
more hours to the latest recordings of their favorite orchestras. It was a tired but very 
happy group that finally left the gym as the clock on the wall pointed to a late hour. 
Perhaps the happiest of all were the Sophomores who were rewarded for their efforts 
by the praise and thanks of the entire College. 



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ELMATA DANCE 



Pumpkins everywhere — great, tall corn stalks and a big full moon peeping through — 
soft, yellow lights — bright, crisp dance music — thus did the chairman of decorations, 
Julia Flahive, set the gymnasium for a real harvest dance — the Senior's own Elmata 
Dance. 

With Barbara Norton as general chairman, preparations took definite shape in short 
order. Her assistants carried out her clever and unique suggestions to the letter. Mary 
Venancio served as chairman of refreshments while tickets were under the capable 
supervision of Rita Burke. Mary Maguire's choice of Bob Gavoni's orchestra met with 
the approval of everybody. The dance received due recognition and publicity, not only 
on the campus by means of attractive posters but also in mteresting newspaper items 
under Margaret Mahcney's able guidance. 

At last the long awaited night arrived. The first floor of O'Leary Hall resounded 
with the chatter of happy girls, dressed in the most chic of sport ensembles as they 
greeted their escorts. Greetings over and introductions accomplished, groups proceeded 
over to the Administration Building. 

Tables were arranged along the walls of the gymnasium, spread with crepe paper 
cloths in keeping with the harvest color scheme. Candles burned in their unique holders 
of large rosy apples. Soon every flair for dancing was finding expression in the variety 
of music given by the orchestra. Slow, dreamy waltzes drifted into lively fox trots, and 
again breath-taking tangos faded into waltzes. Swing enthusiasts were made right at 
home by a wide choice of selections. 

A short intermission afforded time for the serving of refreshments. Upon the return 
of the orchestra to the dance floor, time seemed to fly on the wings of Mercury toward 
the close of a perfectly enjoyable evening. It became the universal opinion of those 
who attended the gala affair, that the Senior social calendar had a grand opening to a 
much looked-forward-to and exciting year. 



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MONSIGNOR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 




OFFICERS 

Carmi:n Padilla 

President 

Heli;n Pratt 

Vict- President 

Mary Leary 

Treasurer 

Marie Stone 

Secretary 




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MONSIGNOR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 



The Monsi^nor Doyle Science Club has as its primary interest the progress that 
science has made in the past and the problems which it is endeavoring to solve in the 
present. It has opened up to its members new vistas of thought and speculation. Motion 
pictures, projection slides, photo-electric cells, radio, polarized light and ultraviolet rays 
have helped to maintain this interest. 

In its various activities, the Science Club has portrayed the important role that science 
plays in the modern world. It has rightfully recognized the Church as the promoter of 
science and the patron of scientists, and members have become familiar with the con- 
tributions which Catholics have made to the world's scientific knowledge. 

It is to be hoped that we, as young Catholic women, will follow this scientific trend 
of our era and will acquire a greater appreciation of science, always harmonizing it with 
our Catholic ideals. 

May the Science Club continue to hold aloft the blazing torch of truth in science. 




Oi'iKAiiNt. Our Own Films 



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DRAMATIC CLUB 




OFFICERS 
Marie Stonu 

President 

Mary Callahan 

Vice-President 

Mary Desmarais 
Treasurer 

Mary Ellen Dowlino 

Secretary 




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DRAMATIC CLUB 



Under the capable guidance of its president, Marie Stone, '40, and its Reverend 
Directress, the Dramatic Club this year has been very successful. Its yearly programme 
has included not a few traditional productions and also several innovations. 

One of the outstanding innovations of the year was the organization of the little 
theatre. A dream of the directors of the club for several years, the little theatre was 
actually realized when a room in the Administration Building was set apart and arranged 
for that purpose early in the autumn. Here all plays are worked on and produced. 
Following closely upon this introduction was the movement for student direction of 
plays and student management of costuming and stage craft. The aim of this move- 
ment was to stimulate interest and to provide an outlet for talent as well as to develop 
that which was already evident. This idea has been carried out with great success and 
enthusiasm, every member of the club who has so desired being given an opportunity 
to coach a play, manufacture and set up scenery, or costume the cast. 

At the monthly meetings, reviews of current plays and discussions concerning the 
theatre of our day were followed up by the presentation of some play. Among the 
best of the monthly productions were "Be a Little Cuckoo" by Howard Reed, and 
"The Thirty-three" adopted from Eugene Pillot's "Two Crooks and A Lady." Some 
of the most important roles of the numbers were played by Seniors, including Catherine 
Fitzgerald, Mary Rose Durnin, Margaret Mahoney, and Helen Gorman. The month 
of May was devoted to the inter-class contest, which was the occasion of not a little 
stimulating rivalry and genuine entertainment. 




Staginc, Our Own Productions 
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PILATE'S DAUGHTER 



The entire College combined to make "Pilate's Daughter", the traditional Lenten 
play sponsored annually on Palm Sunday by the Dramatic Club, one of the major 
activities of the school year. Written by Reverend Francis L. Kenzel, C. SS. R., of 
Roxbury, "Pilate's Daughter " has been produced by the College Dramatic Club for six 
years, each year at least filling the entire seating capacity of our spacious auditorium. 
Each year along the way has found it meeting with the same triumphant success and 
this year it was repeated with a no less appreciative audience. 

The sacred drama has for its main theme the legend of a rose which was tossed 
to Christ as He passed on His way to Calvary. This rose which touched the robe of 
Christ never withered, but was the source of many miracles. Through its power, Claudia, 
the daughter of Pilate, gains many conversions and heavenly rest for herself. The story, 
centering around the Passion of Chri.st and the early struggles of the Christians makes 
a strong appeal to the religious emotions. Its gorgeous .scenes, breath-taking climaxes, 
and its mighty lines have made possible its place among the best and noblest of dramatic 
literary productions. 




SCFNE FROM THE SECOND ACT 



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SENIOR CLASS PLAY 



"The Tjii/iufi of the Shrew" 



Baptista 


CONSTANCH KhNNKDY 


Petruchio 


Deborah Clancy 


Hortensio 


Virginia Adams 


Pedro 


Mary Dolan 


Biondello 


Mary Rose Durnin 


Grumio 


Lorraine Horan 


Walter 


Ji'i.iA Flahive 


NJd r M ^ n I I 

L\ nil lAll I 


RllTH DiNNI'FN 


Gregory 


Marcjaret Meehan 


Gabriel 


Acnes Cassidy 


Tailor 


Rita Burke 


Music Master 


Catherine Fitzcerald 


Katherine 


A(;nes Gully 


Bianca 


Catherine: Doucherty 


Curtis 


Katiii;rine Bresnahan 


Director 


Marie Stone 


Property Manager 


Mary Ma(,iiire 




Deborah Clancy, Acnes Gtillv. Constance Kennedy 



CLASSICAL CLUB 




OFFICERS 



Mary Shea 

President 

Mary Ellen Dowling 

Vice-President 

Mary Jane Nesbit 
Treasurer 

Ann Stone 

Secretary 




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CLASSICAL CLUB 



Today, when the relative importance cf the classics is a widely discussed question, 
we make known our position with regard to this subject by the inclusion of Latin in the 
curriculum and the maintenance of a Classical Club. Not only is Latin included in the 
curriculum, but it is also required as a course of study for all first and second year 
students. The Classical Club, an extra-curricular activity closely allied with the Latin 
courses, affords students an opportunity of further developing their interests in this field. 
It makes possible the acquiring of much cultural background to supplement the work 
of the classroom. 

Interesting facts dealing with the more important classicists have been brought to 
light at various meetings of the club. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the 
club was the presentation of Latin plays. The production of the late winter play proved 
to be one of the most interesting programmes of the year. 




As ONE RoM.\N L.ADY TO Two Othhrs 



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GLEE CLUB 




OFFICERS 

Maiu.arht Mf.i;han 

President 

Hhlkn Finni;c;an 

Vice-President 
ElLFFN HliFri RNAN 
Treasurer 

Helen Gorman 
Secretary 




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GLEE CLUB 




"Music hath charm to soothe the savage beast." Indeed the perfectly blended 
voices of the Glee Club are a balm for sorrow and an inspiration for joy. Ever ready 
to add to the success of any college function the Glee Club has offered enrapturing 
and bewitching performances at such widely diversified presentations as the Christmas 
Party, Pilate's Daughter, Graduation, Cap and Gown Sunday, and many others. How 
inconceivable the Christmas Party would be without the gay carols and solemn hymns 
of the Glee Club! How incomplete the Graduation program would be without the 
dignified and charming selection of the Glee Club! 

The cap sheaf of the Glee Club's activities occurred at the Mother-Daughter Tea 
in May when it presented the Operetta "In Grand Old Switzerland." This was a true 
test of the Glee Club's ability and a proof of its worth. The auditorium echoed in song; 
gay young voices filled the air; and a lovely dream of Switzerland life came true. 

Under the talented and artistic direction of its President, Miss Margaret Meehan 
and under the tireless and generous coaching of its Reverend Directress, the Glee Club 
has had a well-filled and excellent year and has helped its members and their friends 
to realize that music is and ever will be one of the most beautiful and lovely things 
in life. 



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A CAPPELLA CHOIR 




Composed of seventeen charming and enchanting voices which harmonize and 
blend excellently the A cappella choir is an organization whose performances are awaited 
with anticipation and received with acclaim. It is not unusual for them to render in a 
masterly and finished manner such difiicult and intricate selections as those of Palestrina. 
Their talent, however, is not restricted to these selections alone for simple numbers, such 
as "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" and "Mighty Lak a Rose," are rendered by them 
in a delightful fashion. Many times, too, the chapel has resounded with their gorgeous 
voices raised in song to their Maker and King. 

With such diversified renditions the A cappella choir has found success in all its 
performances and to its members we say — "Your talent was not in vain." 



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METAPHYSICAL CLUB 





OFFICERS 



Rita Mulcahy 

President 

Constancy Stilus 

Vice-President 

Flora Milletti; 

Secretary 





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M. J. B. DEBATING CLUB 




OFFICERS 

LORRAINH HoRAN 

President 

Margaret RiLty 

Vice-President 

JosiH Murray 

Treasurer 

Mildred Hourihan 
Secretary 




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M. J. B. DEBATING CLUB 



To enable its members to speak fluently, to express themselves logically and to 
develop poise — these are the objectives of the M. J. B. Debating society. The accom- 
plishment of these objectives becomes a reality in the inter-mural debates held at its 
meetings. Current topics are weighed in a logical way and presented in a charming 
and appealing manner. Both sides argue so well and efficiently that the judges find it 
difficult to render their decisions. 

The final debate held publicly in May was a conclusive proof of the ability of the 
members of the M. J. B. Debating society. The four classes were represented in the 
debate and an interesting and educational discussion was enjoyed by the members of 
the faculty, the student body and their friends. 

With such worthwhile objectives and enthusiastic participation on the part of its 
members, the Debating Club will continue to be a successful and valuable function of 
our College. 




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SPANISH CLUB 




OFFICERS 
Carmen Padilla 

President 

Helen Meagher 

Vice-President 

Irma Padilla 

Treasurer 

Agnes Gully 

Secretary 




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LA CORTE CASTELLAN A 



This year the uppermost consideration of the Spanish Club was the definite purpose 
that it set forth as an ideal. This purpose underHed all the year's activities and lended 
variety, novelty and a broadening outlook on Spanish life. La Corte Castellana 
endeavored to increase the members' interest in Spanish speaking countries, their customs, 
peoples, culture and literature. This goal was reached through lectures, reading, and 
discussions in Spanish on interesting phases of contemporary Spanish life. The beauty 
of Spanish literature and the high quality of Spanish culture found dramatic expression 
in "La Broma" which was presented at one of the club's major meetings. The playing 
of popular Spanish games gave a concrete example of customary Spanish entertainment. 
Greater facility in the use of the Spanish tongue resulted as one of the by-products of 
our animated informal debates. The club's activities were climaxed by a social and a 
business meeting at which were discussed benefits of the various club functions and 
advantages already realized. 




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FRENCH CLUB 




OFFICERS 
Agnes Gully 

President 

Mary O'Donnell 

Vice-President 

Helena Butler 
Treasurer 

Mary Ellen Dowling 

Secretary 



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FRENCH CLUB 



Debates, dramatic producticns, lectures, contests, social hours and a French paper — 
these are the means by which the French Club in its bi-monthly meetings seeks to accom- 
plish its aim — that of bridging the gap between theory and practice. With membership 
open to all who are interested in French and who desire to take active part in the society, 
the French Club has a wealth of material and energy to assure the successful accomplish- 
ment of its aim. 

The first proof of the successful application of theory to practice was in an excellent 
debate in which a capable team composed of Seniors and Sophomores vied with an 
equally qualified team of Juniors and Freshmen on the question, Resolved: The radio is 
a better means of advertisement than the press. The former team, using all its power 
of persuasion and experience finally convinced the judges of the affirmative. 

The presentation of "Le Bonnet d'Ane," a comedy in one act brought out the 
dramatic ability of members of the club. With a superior cast and well organized scenic 
facilities the club presented an entertaining and educational production worthy of a 
Parisian Troupe. 

The Club encourages French conversation in two ways — by sponsoring a contest 
with awards of two gold fleur de lis medals, and by the maintenance of a French table 
in the dining hall for members of the Club. 

An outlet for writing ability is found in the "Chuchotements des Ormes" a monthly 
publication of the club to which all members subscribe. 

After an active and profitable year, the French Club closed its program with a 
bridge social where "la belle langue fran^aise" reigned supreme. 




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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 





OFFICERS 

Margaret Mahoney 

President 

Mary O'Donnell 

Vice-President 

Helen Gorman 

Treasurer 

Ann Stone 

Secretary 



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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 



The gym this year seemed to resound louder than ever with the cheerful, enthusiastic 
shouts voicing the spirits of young athletes in strenuous play. Our outdoor tennis 
tournament having been rained out, basketball carried on this enthusiasm. The basket- 
ball season opened formally with a never-to-be forgotten Alumnae-Senior game, January 
20th. After this formal opening, basketball practice for the intermural games started. 
The Freshmen won the admiration of all the teams by proving at the first their sports- 
manship, fighting spirit and zeal. This year we successfully inaugurated a different 
method of playing off tournament by having "double headers" with all four teams play- 
ing the same night. The last game of the season found the Seniors retaining their title 
of school champions. 

After the basketball season, interest was diverted to various other sports. Volley 
ball proved to be so very popular that a tournament was decided upon to determine the 
most capable team. Shuffle board was introduced as a new interest feature of the gym. 
Paddle tennis was more popular than any preceding year, reaching its peak of popularity 
during the singles and double tournament. Badminton provided diversion for many 
other sport enthusiasts. 

Ping-pong caught the interest of all and rapid fire of the balls bounding across the 
table was a familiar sound in the gym. When the beautiful days of spring came, volley 
ball came out of its winter location and took its new position on the campus where it 
continued to hold much attention. It vied as the sport of the day with softball at which 
some in the club proved themselves very apt. 

With the blossoming of spring an Outing Club was formed. Long hikes and 
picnics, with swimming afterwards, were the features of this club. With the commg of 
early summer, tennis held the individual attention of its enthusiasts who defied sun- 
scorching courts to dash speedily across the clay. The tennis tournament, the last activity 
directly sponsored by the club, wound up an active year which exemplified the ancient 
standard — "sound mind in a sound body." 



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RIDING CLUB 




Autumn days brought out all our riding enthusiasts 
once again to a favorite sport. To the pleasure of the 
riding itself was added the thrill of cantering in the 
beautiful paths which nature had decorated with rich 
vivid leaves that crackled under horses' hoofs. Winter's 
ice and snow for a time lessened the activity of the Riding 
Club but, however, it was resumed when spring bade an 
irresistible beckoning. The popularity and interest of the 
club increased with the advent of "nature's awakening" 
and continued throughout the year. This zeal which our 
riders show indicates future years of even more success 
and accomplishment. 



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DOUBLEHEADER AT BASKETBALL 



There is a great stir and bustle 
among tiie Elms. Wherefore? It is 
the season for transplanting. Twenty- 
seven of the fairest of the grove are 
to be uprooted, marked with the in- 
signia of Our Lady of the Elms, and 
sent forth from their Alma Mater, 
their loving Mother, to take their 
places alone in a new estate. 




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COMMENCEMENT WEEK PROGRAM 



MONDAY, MAY 27 

Senior-Junior Picnic 

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 3 P. M. 
May Day 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 3 P. M. 
Elms Day 

Class Day Officers: 

Class Marshal 

Class Orator 

Class Prophet 

Class Poet 

Class Historian 

Class Will 

Class Song 

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 9 P. M. 
Senior Prom 

Committee: 

General Chairman 
Chairman of Music 
Chairman of Refreshments 
Chairman of Tickets 
Chairman of Decorations 
Chairman of Favors 
Chairman of Publicity 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 3:30 P. M. 
Alumnae Reunion 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 3:30 P. M. 

Baccalaureate Address and Benediction 



Dorothy Clifford 
Lorraine Horan 
Margaret Mahoney 
Ruth Dinneen 
Mary T. Dolan 
Marie Stone 

Mary Venancio and Marie Stone 



Dorothy Clifford 
Margaret Meehan 
Mary Venancio 
Rita Burke 
Marion Cantwell 
Catherine Fitzgerald 
Margaret Mahoney 



MONDAY, JUNE 3, 10 A. M. 

Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency, 
Most Reverend Thomas Mary O'Leary, D. D., 
Bishop of Springfield 



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MESSAGE OF THE MOST REVEREND FOUNDER 
AND PRESIDENT TO THE CLASS OF 1940 

(from the Commencement Address of his Excellency, 
Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. D. ) 

My dear Graduates: 

We are here this morning particularly to honor you. You have just received from 
your Alma Mater your diploma which through all the years to come will testify that 
you are young women of thoroughly Christian character and sound intelligence. You 
deserve to take your place in the ranks of her alumnae and merit to go forth as graduates 
of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. I congratulate you on this honor and on this 
day which has crowned your efforts here in this college, I speak to you with authority 
and assurance as you go out into a perplexing and turbulent world. When we consider 
the economic, industrial and political situation here in America, we must admit that 
there are difficult conditions ahead for you ; but this I can say, — that you are ready to 
face the future whatever it may hold for you on a safe footing. You can go out and 
meet your tomorrows with enthusiasm, with courage, and with hope that need not fail 
of fulfillment. A heart and mind and character trained as your heart and mind and 
character have been trained here by the Sisters of St. Joseph, are a protection against 
the future; and with your heart and mind and character so fortified, let me say that 
your worries need not rest too heavily upon you. If you will only keep pace with the 
Sisters, if you will only keep pace with your Alma Mater, if you will only keep ever 
before you the ideals of your college life, you will be able to hold your own and find 
happiness and success. Without too much delay, try to educate yourselves to some worth- 
while object in life. Give to it the best that you have learned here, and, my dear young 
women, your mark will be made in the world. In all your thoughts, in all your work, 
and in all your actions, let this influence be paramount. If you will stand firm as a rock, 
supported by the teachings of this college, by daily prayer and trust in God, then victory 
will come to you as you encounter the trials and temptations of life. Then go out and 
resolve to be noble, true woman, keeping to the place for which your womanly nature 
and your womanly gifts have fitted you, and for which Almighty God has destined you. 
No matter how much the modern girl may try to attract you to the false position in 
which you find her, tell her that only as a true woman will she be able to find her 
right place in the world and fulfill her duty to God, to home and to humanity. It is my 
fervent desire that you will be, always, true, noble women. 



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SENIOR HISTORY 



"Vhitt tides if there be tongues in trees." 

"Four years a-growing" has brought us to the termination of our hfe here in the 
grove of Our Lady. Into this short space of time are crowded countless memories; and 
the reaHzation of our most cherished dreams tells us that we must make ready for our 
departure. The thrills and surprises that came upon us as timid little Freshmen endeared 
to us that period of "verdance" that is the lot of every beginning class. As gay, young 
Sophomores we took life in a carefree and happy manner, eager to tell the younger class 
that we "had gone through it" too. When they called us jolly Juniors we were proud 
of our position and strove to be at our best. 

Now, at last, we have reached the height of collegiate life — the life of dignified 
Seniors. Our Senior Year has been a rich, happy and interesting one. We started the 
year off with the weighty business of initiating the Freshmen and we are quite proud of 
the results. To be sure, we cannot take too much credit to ourselves, for we had excellent 
sportive material with which to work. 

Early in the year our attention centered upon our annual retreat, given by Rev. 
John Herlihy, S. J., which was followed almost immediately by our formal commence- 
ment of Senior Year — Cap and Gown Sunday. 

A primary concern of the Senior Class being the publication of its year book, all 
thoughts turned in that direction. As Editor-in-chief, Mary Dolan was a tireless, most 
capable and efficient leader directing her assistants to arrange the best of the better 
Elmatas. Virginia Adams' unceasing efi^orts brought about the financial success of the 
book. With thoughts "Elmata" came the annual Elmata Dance. Pleasant indeed, were 
the memories of that enjoyable evening. Barbara Norton as general chairman directed 
her assistants toward a very successful realization of profitable proceeds for our book. 

Our love of sports found expression in our enthusiastic participation in the Basket- 
ball Tournament. As in the three previous years, we were champions. The final game 
played with the Juniors was followed by a social held in our honor with the Juniors 
as hostesses. 

In the selection of our class play we went Shakespearean, giving the leads to Agnes 
Gully and Deborah Clancy. "The Taming of the Shrew" claimed a large audience and 
Marie Stone as director succeeded in creating a true Elizabethan atmosphere. 

Time passed all too quickly when Commencement Week was ushered in with May 
Day and the colorful procession to the grotto. Then followed all the activities of a 
glorious class day. The class play tournament provided an evening of thrilling enter- 
tainment and amusement. It goes without saying that the Senior Ball was the most 
festive, gay and enchanting affair of the year. We would have been happy to have that 
week linger but it rapidly took its place among our memoirs and Baccalaureate Sunday 
found us happy in our success, but sad at the thought of leaving these hallowed 
boundaries. 

Yes, we have reached our goal and with grateful hearts we transplant ourselves 
to our new surroundings. May our branches ever mingle with the noblest and best in 
life, that our successes may be the pride and joy of Alma Mater. 



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THE RUSTLING OF THE LEAVES 



A stirring of the leaves — a hushed sweet song — a whispered tale rustled by a wind 
that is wafting through us to the year 1950. Ah! hsten! It is May 1950— our leaves 
have again blossomed forth in all their splendid glory — but why glory? Back again 
among the Elms we are. Back again to honor the splendor of the thrilling voice of 
Lorraine Horan. Hers is a voice which has been acclaimed by the world-renowned 
music critic, Helen Gorman. Miss Horan has just completed her role as Elsa in 
"Tristan and Isolde" and has stopped at her Alma Mater to give a concert before her 
European appearance. Ah! listen as the wind murmurs our renirn. First arrived are 
Deborah Clancy and Connie Kennedy, a scintillating advertisement of their smart dress 
shoppe. They have stopped to chat with two other collaborators, but of a different 
sphere — Gina Adams and Peg Meehan who have attracted attention with their fine 
interpretation and criticism of modern literature. As a recent feature of their book shop 
they presented a lecture series by their former classmates Misses Ruth Dinneen and 
Marie Stone. Doctor Rita Burke is entering now. She is the scientist who has recently 
expounded that theory on the activity of electrons which has startled the world of 
science. It has won for her the Chair of Science at Dorothy Clifford's School, the 
exclusive Miss Clifford School at Northampton, Massachusetts. 

Yet again that soft serenade — far back in the grove is Agnes Gully, the business 
executive of the Bonwit Teller. She is returning with Barbara Norton now established 
in Worcester's new progressive school nursery, and Carmen Padilla whose graceful hands 
are covering the pages of our smart magazines, advertising famous hand lotions and 
Tiffany's masterpieces. Following these another trio — Mary Dolan, feature writer for 
"America", Mary Rose Durnin, the first woman mayor of North Adams, and Mary 
Venancio who, through her florist shop has created the vogue for orchids. Yet again — 
for exchanging greetings are Mary Maguire, realizing her ambition as laboratory tech- 
nician and Katherine Bresnahan who, as the Senior English teacher of Uxbridge High, 
is still the proud talker-upper of that typical New England town. They have walked 
over to greet Agnes Cassidy, now a brilliant Mathematics professor, and Katherine 
Dougherty who just published a book entitled "Modern Methods of Manipulating a 
Car." Talking with them is Julie Flahive who has never left the lovely grove but has 
remained as a very proficient assistant librarian. 

How the mood of the serenade has changed into a merry, jolly tune! Yes, Catherine 
Fitzgerald and her pals have joined our gathering. Catherine is now acting on Broadway 
in the current success, written by her boon companions, Ruth Moran and Marion Cantwell. 
The merry tune still continues as the associate professors of history at Miss Clifford's 
School, Annette Laliberte and Aniceta Decker enter the rotunda. 

But listen! The music becomes louder as the mood changes. No longer is the 
rustling a murmur. Its tale is now reaching the end. It is rushing towards the climax 
of its symphony vibrating with stirring chords, sweeping onward to a song of triumph, 
of victories won and glories attained. 

Margaret Mahoney 



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CLASS WILL 



We, the class of nineteen hundred and forty about to be uprooted from the soil 
of our Alma Mater and to leave this favorite aboretium for a more boundless wooded 
expanse, discover countless treasures embedded in the rich soil surrounding our roots 
and we take pleasure in bequeathing them to our successors. 

To our Alma Mater we will our filial love and loyalty, our cooperation in the work 
of the Alumnae and our promise to follow the ideals our College has set before us. 

To the Faculty we will our sincere appreciation for their patient and unflagging 
efforts in guiding us along the path of truth and virtue. 

To the various societies we leave our earnest desire to see them rise to even greater 
heights than those attained by the class of '40. 

To the Dramatic Club we leave our infant theater "The Marquee" and we trust 
that in the years to come it will become the "big theatre." We also bequeath to members 
of the Dramatic Club two of the leading roles in "Pilate's Daughter " and we hope 
that the role of Pilate's wife in the future will be performed as well as it was by one 
of the talented members of our class. 

Through the Athletic Association we will our undefeated record in basketball to 
any class capable of making the same. We also bequeath to them what we consider 
the secret of our success — roses for the Little Flower. 

To the Musical Club we leave the hope that some day they may find a successor 
to our Jinny Lind and a conductor of the Glee Club as capable as ours. 

To the library we bequeath our goodly collection of poems and short stories com- 
posed by members of our class during our four years at O. L. E. 

To the Juniors we bequeath our enlarged list of Senior privileges with the hope 
that they may enjoy them as we have and our wholehearted approval should they succeed 
in making the list longer. We feel sure that they will succeed in their every task. 

To the Sophomores we will our good fortune in inheriting such a friendly and loyal 
sister class. May this same good fortune favor them with the advent of the class of 
1944. With such spirit of cooperation, such character and liveliness which they have 
displayed in the two years of our friendship with them, we are certain that they will 
progress with success, socially as well as scholastically. 

To the Freshmen we will their well earned gold which will distinguish them in the 
future as "upper classmen." 

Lastly, out of the generosity of their hearts each member of the Senior Class has a 
special gift which she will bestow in person on her legatee before she leaves this sacred 
grove for a more vast and mysterious forest — her future 

In testimony whereof, we, the Class of 1940, set our hand and seal of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts and in the presence of witnesses declare this to be our last 
will this twenty-ninth day of May, nineteen hundred and forty. 

Marie A. Stone 



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TREE ORATION 



Today we plant a tree to commemorate our days spent here at the College of Our 
Lady of the Elms. We have passed our student days beneath the sheltering branches 
of the trees dedicated to Our Lady which were planted by our predecessors. Somehow 
the initial planting of these other trees was not so dear to us, of course, as our own 
is today; we failed to think what it might have meant to each particular class that left 
a tiny sapling as a heritage for us. But today, so many noble thoughts and sentiments 
well up within us and it seems that four years of indifference to those past sentiments 
come down upon us, as it were, in one full sweep. 

Now that the four years of our matriculation here at college are drawing to a close, 
it is necessary that we along with our sister classes have something as a heritage to 
bequeath to posterity. We have chosen a tree, a sturdy tree, nurtured by God through 
nature's hand ; we could not have chosen a more enduring memorial to leave here for 
the class of 1940. 

There is an analogy between Kilmer's "Trees" and our college life, in that each 
is a heavenly creation, each so destined to fulfill its duty as a testimony of God's divine 
handiwork; as a sapling is a potential spreading elm so we, as potential graduates of the 
College of Our Lady of the Elms are the potential bulwarks of that Catholic National 
life where we are to put into practice the precepts here taught. 

So when the tree of the class of 1940 is planted so also will the roots of each member 
of the class that that tree represents be planted in their future. Let the classes we leave 
behind look upon our tree and consider it a token of our regard for them and our beloved 
Alma Mater. 

Lorraine Horan 



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ALUMNAE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 




OFFICERS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

President Margaret T. Clifford 
First Vice-President Catherine McDonough 
Second Vice-President Mrs. Elizabeth Hope 
Third Vice-President Mary Jane O'Connell 
Recording Secretary Patricia Collins 
Corresponding Secretary Alice Moline 
Treasurer Mrs. Mary Millea 

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS 

Berkshire Chapter Helen Stone 
Holyoke Chapter Mary Harrington 
Northampton Chapter Mary Dunphy 
Springfield Chapter Grace Kaley 
Worcester Chapter Mary Greaney 



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ALUMNAE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 



The year 1939-1940 was a very active one for the Alumnae Association of the 
College of Our Lady of the Elms. Dinner meetings in various sections of the state 
opened the social season. The Thanksgiving recess was marked by formal dances 
conducted for the benefit of the scholarship funds of the Berkshire County and the 
Northampton Chapters. The Berkshire County Thanksgiving dance was held November 
30 at the Hotel Wendell in Pittsfield under the chairmanship of Jean Bailey. Wordy 
Brothers Orchestra furnished the music. The main ballroom of the Hotel Northampton 
was the scene of the annual Thanksgiving dance of the Northampton chapter. This 
outstanding social event was planned and executed by numerous committees under the 
direction of Mrs. Katherine Miller. Music was furnished by Bob Miller's orchestra. 
Famous Women in Poetry, a tableaux presentation, was held in the fall under the spon- 
sorship of the Springfield Chapter. Cecelia Sullivan was chairman of arrangements. 
Christmas gatherings, dinner meetings, bridge parties and teas were important events 
of the winter season. 

The most important social event of the Spring season was the annual Easter Ball 
held at the Hotel Sheraton, Springfield on Friday, March 29. Helen Auth and Margaret 
Garvey were chairmen of this colorful affair. Alumnae from all parts of the state were 
present as well as many of the undergraduates. 

The Holyoke Chapter ushered in the Spring season with its annual observance of 
Mother's Day. Each year the members of the Chapter attend Mass in a body and receive 
Holy Communion. Following attendance at Mass the group adjourns to a local hotel 
where breakfast is served. An appropriate talk is presented by an outstanding speaker. 
The Communion breakfasts in Holyoke have been so successful that Berkshire County, 
Northampton, Springfield and Worcester County Chapters inaugurated Communion 
breakfast gatherings in their localities this year. 

This year comes to a close with the banquet and reception for the members of the 
class of 1940. 

The Massachusetts Chapter of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, 
of which the Alumnae Association of the College of Our Lady of the Elms is a member, 
sponsored a concert by Jessica Dragonnette in Symphony Hall, Boston, in November. 



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The Elmata Staff deems itself 
highly honored to be entrusted with 
the records of the grove. The task 
has been a most pleasant one, but 
one that would have been impossible 
without the aid and support of our 
friends. The Elmata Staff wishes to 
thank in the name of the Senior Class 
all those whose moral and financial 
aid have made possible this 1940 
edition of Elmata. 




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YEARBOOK STAFF 





Editoi--in-chiej 

Mary T. Dolan 

Business Manager 

Virginia A. Adams 

Art Editor 

Dorothy C. Clifford 

Associate Editors 

M. Agnes Gully 
Annette M. Laliberte 
Margaret C. Mahoney 
Mary R. Maguire 



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ELMATA ACTIVITIES 



The first problem that confronted the Elmata Staff was the financing of its yearbook. 
However, under the capable direction of the business manager, Miss Virginia A. Adams, 
and the cooperation of every member of the Senior Class the financial question early 
ceased to be a worry. It became on the contrary, the raison d'etre for a variety of worth- 
while and memorable functions. Outstanding among these were the Senior-Alumnae 
Game and the Elmata Dance. 

The annual Alumnae-Senior game held on January 20 was arranged with much 
success by Margaret Mahoney and was entered into this year by all with more than the 
customary enthusiasm. The eager response of the Alumnae to the challenge of the Seniors 
resulted in the spirited cheering section and two basketball games. Two rival teams 
composed of graduates of several years ago played the preliminary game and proved 
that lack of practice had not greatly affected their speed and their eye for the basket. 
Much praise goes to members of both teams for a very good game. 

A picked Alumnae team captained by Mary Ellen Quilty '38 presented a strong 
defense to the undefeated Seniors who found that they had unlooked-for opposition 
in the fighting spirit and teamwork of the graduates. With both teams concentrating 
intensely on their plays, a thrilling game ensued, the possible victor of which could not 
be decided until the very last. The steady playing of the Seniors however, succeeded in 
giving them a small lead which they maintained up to the final whistle. Although the 
game was won by the Seniors, the Alumnae team actually crowned themselves with glory 
in this never-to-be-forgotten game. 




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ELMATA'S NEW COAT OF GREEN 

"In the pride of green and gold 
Dearly hived hy young and old." 

Unanimously it was decided that our cover be done, not 
in the class colors, but in the "green and gold" of the College — 
a rich, dark green with the seal clearly embossed in a sea of 
gold-leaf. We found it impractical to reproduce the seal in 
its wealth of color, but at least our study brought to our 
attention the richness and beauty of the coloring and the 
symbolism of our seal. 

Around the shield is a circular space containing the 
words: Collegium Dominae Nostrae in Ulmis, Chicopee. 
Within this circle is the seal in the form of a shield, sur- 
mounted by the emblem of Saint Joseph, patron of the 
teaching Sisters in charge of our lovely College. This emblem is the carpenter's 
square through which runs the flowering rod of Jesse. 

On either side of the shield is the conventional rose of heraldry which here, of 
course, is the Mystical Rose, one of Our Lady's traditional titles, significant of purity 
and the sweet odor of sanctity. 

The shield proper is divided into three parts. Above is the heraldic representation 
of the Diocese of Springfield — a field of three circles, filled with wavy bars of alternating 
blue and silver representing waters of a sun-kissed spring and so recalling "Springfield " 
diocesan seat of the college. 

In the section of the left are three elm leaves in green and gold. The leaves recall the 
elms which give the college its name, and the colors are those of Our Lady of the Elms. 

In the section of the right, in silver on a background of blue, is the emblem of 
Our Blessed Lady, Queen of Heaven. Above is the crown of a queen, and below, in 
monagram, are intertwined A and M, the first letters of Ave Maria, the greeting that 
God sent to Our Lady through His messenger, the Angel Gabriel. 

And so, in heraldic symbol, the seal of our college on the Connecticut tells of its 
origin in the labors of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, of its home in the Springfield diocese, 
and of its dedication to Our Lady as its heavenly patroness. 




BEST WISHES FROM 
THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 



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Class of '40, gay and young 

To you this farewell song is sung. 

In life for you, we pray, success; 

And more God grant you happiness. 

Each one — a star in God's great sky, 

Aim your hearts and souls e'er high. 

We'll ne'er forget you — you've been such fun! 

Until we meet again — farewell, from '41. 



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BEST WISHES, GRADUATES! 
FROM YOUR 
SISTER CLASS OF 
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COMPLIMENTS OF 
THE CLASS OF 
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The Electric Power, required 
at the College for light and 
other purposes, is furnished 
by the Municipal Electric 
Light Department of the City 
of Chicopee 



Municipal Electric 



Light Board, 

A. J. BARONE 
R. W. BURKE 
J. M. TOPOR 



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Dial 7-0222 springficld. mass 

UNION STATION 



Black 




Co. 




At Your Call 




Seventy Five Years 
Knowing How^^ 




GILBERT & BARKER MFG. CO. 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



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QUALITY RETURNS 

The persistance of quality has been the keynote of our business. The evil practice 
of judging plumbing and heating products on a price basis only has proved a costly 
experience to those who have bought plumbing and heating that way. 

We are proud to say that we have always recommended and sold the better grades 
of quality products with the confidence that our recommendation would not be under- 
mined by the bogey of price competition and inferior goods. 

When you are next in need of plumbing or heating — whether new work or modern- 
ization — let us figure with you. Someone once said, "Quality remains long after price 
is forgotten." 

Steam, Hot Water and Furnace Heating. 
Sheet Metal Work a Specialty. Crawford Ranges. Kitchen Goods. 

CHAS. A. LUDDEN COMPANY 

PLUMBINQ 

272 Exchange Street Chicopee 



Daniel O'ConnelPs Sons, Inc. 

Qeneral Contractors 

Established 1890 Incorporated 1926 

Office: 

480 Hampden St., Holyoke, Massachusetts 

Telephone Dial Holyoke 5669 



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bt- Uermam 


Photographers for this 


ANNUAL 


btudios 


236 Maple Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Telephone 5035 


1421 Main Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 4-6979 


Arnold & Aborn 

ESTABLISHED 1878 


L G. Balfour Company 

Attleboro Massachusetts 


Qreen and Roasted Coffees 
Teas 


CLASS RINGS and PINS 

COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS 
DIPLOMAS, PERSONAL CARDS 
CUPS, MEDALS, TROPHIES 


s 


Jeweler to the Senior Class of the 
College of Our Lady of the Elms 


243 Pearl Street New York 


Boston Office 

234 Boylston Street 

Room 202 

S. G. LEE, Manager 



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Bible ' Plimpton Co. 
PRINTERS 

34 Hampden St. Springfield, Mass. 



The Best in 
Business Training 

FOR 43 YEARS 



Send for Catalog 

BAY PATH INSTITUTE 

100 CHESTNUT STREET 
SPRINGFIELD 

Tel. 6-2704 



Elms Girls 

enjoy shopping at 

A store for those who cherish 
quality and distinction in Ap- 
parel and Accessories— always 
alert to the new and unusual 
for Street, Travel, Sports, After- 
noon and Evening. Our col- 
lections are the most alluring 
in years. 

A Springfield Institution Since 1848 



Office Phone 3-0158 



Res. Phone 6-1398 



William P. Brown 



Plumbing Heating Ventilating 
Contractor and Engineer 
Air Conditioning 



31 Sanford Street 



Springfield, Mass. 



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Compliments of 

Mother of Sorrows' 
Layman's Retreat 
League 


Compliments of 

J« G» Roy Lumber Co. 


Pomeroy 

Coal and Oil Co* 

Emerald Street 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 

• 

Neil A. O'Brien James O'Brien 


Telephone 1406 Established 1925 

John F. Shea 

Pasteurized Milk and Cream 
Buttermilk 

• 

42 Naomi Street 
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



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Compliments of 


Taft Oil Company 

Gasoline, Motor Oil, Tires 
Range &l ruel Oils, Oil Burners 

Cor. LYMAN & FRONT STS. 
HOLYOKE, MASS. 


James A. McGrath 

Medals, Pins, Badges 
Advertising Novelties 


Tel. 9847 


854 Old South Building 
Boston, Mass. 

Tel. Liberty 4899 


M. J . w aisn oons 


w orcester i eiegram 
Evening Gazette 


Complete 
Building 
ouppiies 


Sunday Telegram 
Radio Station WTAG 


Holyoke, Mass. 

Telephone 8271 


Worcester, Massachusetts 



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SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS INSTITUTE 

an unusual school of 
distinct advantages, 
it offers: 

Thorough technical training, to meet modern business demands. 
Small classes allow individual instruction. Shorthand — Type- 
writing — Accounting — Business Mathematics — Calculating — Ma- 
chines — Ediphone — Vocabulary Building — English— Civil Service 
Training — Personality Development — Posture — Speech — Cul- 
tural Activities — including appreciation of music and art. 
ESTABLISHED EMPLOYMENT SFRVICE, without charge to 
employer or graduate. 

31 Elm Street Telephone 6-8931 Springfield, Massachusetts 


Nicholas Zeo, Inc. 




Commission Merchants 




JXiSLJ 


Compliments 


Wholesale Dealers 


of a 


IN 


Fruit and Produce 


Friend 


ZEO BUILDING 




Lyman St. Springfield, Mass. 




RANGE and FURNACE OILS 

AUTH 

607 BELMONT AVE. 
PHONE 7-1468 

COAL COKE 


For Shoes or 

Shoe Repairing— Visit 

NAPOLEON BAIL 

Shoe Store and Repair Shop 

168 High Street 
Holyoke, Mass. 



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W% E C K E R ■ 
|C COLLEGE ■ 

1 ■ BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION . . . 
m^M SECRETARIAL . . . ACCOUNTING 

1 1 It C ollciic-iiradc courses. Co-educational. 
Ill CP. A. instruction. Send for catalog. 

1 1 1 1 9fM years sprvicp in 
^-B^mi placing graduates 

WW WORCESTER, MASS. 


L. W. CALLAHAN 

Painting 
Contractor 

48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 3-3062 


Compliments of 

JOHN S. BEGLEY 

225 High Street Holyoke, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Center Department Store 


Compliments of 

BELMONT LAUNDRY 

Launderers — Dry Cleaners 
333 Belmont Ave. Dial 6-3616 


Cheney & Hunt Inc. 

JEWELERS and OPTICIANS 
zoi iiign otreet noiyoKe, iviass. 

Telephone 6103 


Compliments of 

Blueway Trailvvays, Inc. 

82-90 Worthington Street 
Springfield Mass. 


^h/'co Qlub 

BEVERAGES 

GOLDEN and PALE DRY 
GINGER ALE 

CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 

Telephone 605 



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Compliments of 

Clear Weave Hosiery Store, Inc. 

Largest group of 
Women's Specialty Shops 
in New England 

Holyoke Northampton Springfield 


Glenwood Pharmacy 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 

E. J. McGINTY, Reg. Phar. 

435 Springheld Street, Springfield, Mass. 
Phone 2-0257 


CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS 

DARCY'S 
Restaurant 

"Insist on Darcy's Pies" 

119 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE FALLS 
Phone 138 


Compliments of 

THE GRISE FUNERAL 
HOME 


Compliments of 

JOHN P. DOWLING 

225 High Street Holyoke, Mass. 


Compliments of 

HAFEY FUNERAL SERVICE 

Serving Springfield and Vicinity 
FRANCIS I. HAFEY, Funeral Director 


Friedrich Company 

Sheet Metal Works 
Holyoke, Mass. 


HAMPDEN-ELY CO. 

SUCCESSORS TO 

THE ELY LUMBER COMPANY 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 

HAMPDEN LUMBER COMPANY 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

Lumber Merchants and Woodworkers 



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Compliments of 

Hastings Stationery Store 

2 Center Street, Chicopee, Mass. 


JANIS BAKE SHOPPE 

129 Springfield Street 
Chicopee, Mass. Tel. 167 


Entertain at 

HOTEL NORTHAMPTON 

AND 

WIGGIN'S OLD TAVERN 

Excellent Food Popular Prices 

Let Us Serve Your Banquets and Dinners 
Telephone 3-100 


JOHN S. KEOHANE 

1 147 Tremont Street Boston, Mass. 

Representing 

ITALIAN VINEYARD COMPANY 

CALIFORNIA 


ROGER SMITH HOTEL 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 

H. A. OWENS 

Manager 


W. C. KOSIOREK 

Florist 

500 Front Street Chicopee, Mass 


Compliments of 

HOTEL WENDELL 

rittsneiQ, jviass. 


McAuslan &l Wakelin Co. 

Holyoke's Qreat 
Department Store 

— Always Reliable 
— Reliable Always 

High, Dwight and Maple Streets 



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McGlynn & O'Neil 

Optometrists 
and Opticians 

Bookstore Building 

1383 Main Street Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

T. P- Sampson Co. 

730 State Street Springfield, Mass. 


Arthur Marcil 

290 High Street Holyoke, Mass. 

Millinery 

Dresses 

Coats 

Hosiery 


Compliments of 

John B. Shea 

Holyoke Chicopee Falls Springfield 


John D. O'Connor 


T. F. Sheehan 
FLORET 

136 State Street Springfield, Mass. 


Riel Hardware and Mill Supply 

INCORPORATED 

129 Dwight Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 


Leo J. Simard 

Jeweler 

54 Sufi^olk Street Holyoke, Mass. 



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Compliments of 

Springfield Civil Service 
&L Commercial School 

1123 Main Street Springfield 
Tel. 2-8416 


Telephone 3-0151 

Fred A. Weake, Inc. 

Contractor for 

Plain and Decorative Plastering 
j 293 Bridge Street Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

The Springfield Sugar and 
Proniirts Cjomnanv 


Youthful 

Feminine Fashions 
WEEKS 

1341 Main Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


D. C. Sweeney &l Son 

Quality Furniture 

at lowest prices 

Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Harry H. Lane Company 

Wholesale Confectioners 
Springfield Massachusetts 


FOR DISTINCTIVE BEAUTY SERVICE 
CALL 

Vogue Beauty Salon 

Phone 1030 

LOUISE SURPRENANT ANTOINETTE CORMIER 

497 Springfield St. Chicopee, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Windsor Lunch 

EDWARD FONTAINE, Prop. 

250 Maple Street Holyoke, Mass. 



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Young & Young 

Church Qoods and Religious Articles 
Qreeting Cards - hlovelties - Gifts 

203 Worthington St. 
Springfield, Mass. 


Charles E. Drapeau 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Alfred E. Dunlop 

PI OR/ST 

62 Grape Street Chicopee 


Compliments of 

Belkins Studio 

Holyoke Mass. 


Compliments of 

Engstrom's Pharmacy 

Pittsfield, Mass. 


Blue ' Checker Cab Co. 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Dial 6444 Dial 

We go anywhere 


Fresh Flowers daily from our own 
Greenhouses 

GALLIVAN BROTHERS 

192 High St., Holyoke 


City Tire Company 

U. S. TIRES 

Telephone 7-1419 

218 Dwight Street Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

bamuel uambie 

499 Springfield Street 


The Curley Drug Shop 

FRANK C. CURLEY. Reg. Pharm, 

Prescription Druggists 

Cor. SUFFOLK and CHESTNUT STS. 
HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Compliments of 

/\iiister o. vjranam 

COAL and COKE 
Easthampton, Mass. 


Curran Brothers 

PHARMACISTS 

466 Main Street Holyoke, Mass. 

Cor. Sargeant Street E. H. MANNING, Reg. Phar. 


John E. Granfield (Sl Sons 
Real Estate and Insurance 

60 Springfield Street, Chicopee, Mass. 

ARTHUR J. WILLIAM T. 


Compliments of 

Tames 1 Down .Son 

Insurance 
Holyoke, Mass. 


John E. Griffin Co. 

26 Hampden Street 



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Compliments of 

Guimond's Drug Store 

D. J. Hebert, Proprietor 


McLean Brothers, Inc. 

HOLYOKE'S LEADING FURNITURE STORE 

384 High Street Telephone 7349 
SEVEN FLOORS OF 

FURNITURE, CARPETS and RANGES 


Compliments of 

Highland Laundry 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Telephone 3-3400 

r. J. Maloney 

Athletic Outfitter 
349 Dwight Street Springfield, Mass. 


L^ompliments oj 

Holyoke City Market 


Compliments of 

Mirkin's Ideal Cleaning Service 

2869 Main Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Holyoke Secretarial College 


Mitchell's Filling Station 

"Service with a Conscience" 
437 Springfield Street 
Tel. 8094 


Charles W. King 

Registered Pharmacist 
TNJfO STORES 

1 — 117 Main Street Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

2 — White and Sumner Ave. Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

MOGGIO 

Candies, Cigars, Light Lunches 

105 Main Street Chicopee Falls 
Tel. 1319 


Raymond ]. LaFleur 

GREETING CARDS PICTURE FRAMING 
ARTIST SUPPLIES STATIONERY 
HARDWARE PAINT WALL PAPER GLASS 
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES 

246 Exchange Street Chicopee, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Morin's Market 

Chicopee, Mass. 


LAPIDES 

Cleaners - Dyers - Tailors - Furriers 

Phone 63 

633 Springfield Street 


Compliments of 

Morris Fur Storage Co., Inc. 

584 State Street Springfield, Mass. 


Or Frank ^X/ T arrow 
Optometrist 

Phone 12 Vernon St. 
3-4185 Springfield 


Compliments of 

S. A. ORZEK 

COAL and OIL 

CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 



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Compliments of 

Russell Funeral Home 

933 State Street Springfield, Mass. 


Coinpliments of 

w direr ivi. onea 

Attorney at Law 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Russet Potato Chip Company 

Fairview, Mass. 


Thrifty Market 

Meats, Fruits, Groceries, Vegetables 
19 Sheridan Street 

Chicopee, Mass. Tel. 1191 


Service Typewriter Exchange 

** hlolyohe*s Typcwtiter Headcjucii'tCT's " 
Dial 6828 

392 HIGH STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Complimerxts of 

VIC s rasnion bhop 

32 COTTAGE ST. - EASTHAMPTON, MASS. 


Compliments of 

William H. Flood 


National Library Bindery Co. 

WEST SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 
Bibles and Prayerbooks Beautifully Bound 


Tel. itim 51 REVERE STREET 

R J. O'Connell, Inc. 

Moving - Packing ■ Storage 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

Agents; UNITED VAN LINES. Inc. 


Compliments of 
Conklin Office & School Supply Co. 

362 WORTHINGTON STREET 
SPRINGFIELD 


Shof) at eitlxer store 

Kane Furniture Company 

HOLYOKE SPRINGFIELD 


Raleigh & Rooney 

Rugs - Carpets - Linoleum 

23 LYMAN STREET 3-9457 

• 


Schermerhorn Fish Co., Inc. 

'^PR TKir;PTFT n 

or i\LL\\jriiiL,LJ 

HOLYOKE WESTFIELD 
Largest Seafood Dealers in Western Massachusetts 



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"YOUR-STORY-IN PICTURE-LEAVES-NOTHING-UNTOLD" 

ESTABLISHED 1892 



Compliments of 

Charles V. Ryan 

Druggist 
1834 Main Street 


White & Crowley, Inc. 

DEALERS IN 

Plumbing and Heating Supplies 

32 Emery Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


Compliments of 

Foley Paper Company 

INCORPORATED 

4 Birnie Avenue Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

New England Stores 

DISTRIBUTORS OF 

Nesco and Glee Club 
Food Products 



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COLLEGE OF 
OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 

CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 




FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF WOMEN. CONDUCTED BY 
THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH. CHARTERED BY THE COMMON- 
WEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TO CONFER COLLEGIATE DEGREES. 
AFFILIATED WITH THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA. 
REGISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 

Resident and Non-Resident Students 



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